A 28-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Marius Frasie
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
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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