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
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Practice 30 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 18, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.