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A 21-year-old male asked:

When is hsv igg test conclusive? i had a pcr blood test and came negative and a hsv igg at 13 weeks. and negative. i had a redness in my pubic area but a doctor said it was folliculitis. im still scared of possible hsv?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 40 years experience
The unfortunate thing is the possibility of cross reaction with what may not be HSV antigen. PCR is actually better and more sensitive so if it is negative, then why are you afraid of HSV? Folliculitis it was, why is HSV made important to you is what you should overcome. It is only a virus and you do not even seem to have it.
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