A 28-year-old female asked:
positive hsv2 viral culture from lesion in april 2014. asymptomatic since, do not take meds, tested negative twice at 2 different labs for igg last week (more than 1 year later). what's my status?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marius Frasie answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT MAKING: SENSE, IT SEEMS ONE OF THE TEST LIKELY THE POSITIVE TEST WAS WRONG, OTHERWISE YOU SHOULD HAVE POSITIVE IGG.
Answered on Jun 7, 2015
Dr. Lewis Hassell answered
38 years experience Pathology
HSV: HSV is known to go into latency, or remission, but although the immune response has quieted, the virus is still present in your body in a protected site and you can be subject to a recurrence. Be glad you are symptom free, but take note of any suggestion of recurrence early and get treated. If it was a vaginal lesion, be wary of vaginal birth as it may impact the child.
Answered on Jun 8, 2015
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