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A 25-year-old male asked:

Herpes antibody test 2.05 igm for hsv-2 and 0.05 igg for hsv-2, do i have the viris or not? my dr. said that he thinks not, i don't know what to think

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
IgM versus IgG: You very well may have an early infection with herpes. You cannot know for certain without a follow up test. I would wait six weeks and then repeat the tests. If the IgG is still negative then, you do not have the infection. Sometimes the IgM testing picks up HSV1 and cannot distinguish it.
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