A 25-year-old female asked:
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i test positive hsv 2 igm, negative igg my partner tested negative both with very low values (his last partner was 5 months, mine was 2 years) i tested 2 months later and i have the same result. which one is the false result?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
You don't have HSV2: The HSV IgM antibody test is highly unreliable. Knowledgeable STD and herpes experts never recommend IgM testing and usually ignore the results IgG antibody is far more accurate. With the same results twice, you can be sure you do not have HSV2.
Answered on Nov 24, 2017

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