A 29-year-old male asked:
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I have no symptoms of any type. I tested my std panel with hiv test so all came negative hsv1/2 IgM neg. And hsv1/2 IgG positive. Am I hsv neg or not?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not negative: A person whose lab test result says HSV 1/2 IgG positive is HSV positive (not HSV negative). The result means the person had caught HSV sometime in the past, but there is no way to tell exactly how far back in the past. The positive result does not tell which part of the body is involved in the infection, because HSV affecting any part of the body will give a positive test result.
Answered on Dec 17, 2016

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