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A 33-year-old male asked:

Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
HSV testing: Both are good. A PCR blood test looks for circulating viral DNA. The IgG look for the development of an antibody against the virus. If these are not present 7 weeks after exposure then the most likely conclusion is that you did not acquire it.
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