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A 48-year-old male asked:

my hsv 1 & 2 igg is 5.88 index value and hsv 1&2 igm is 0.11. please tell me what does it mean?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Herpes: Your test results indicate that you were exposed to Herpes virus at some point in your life, not sure when. The low IgM might suggest that it's not recent exposure, but IgM in this virus is not very accurate or useful. Your test did not specify whether your exposure came from type 1 or type 2 or both. If you have an outbreak ask your doctor for treatment medication.

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Can you contract oral herpes from contaminated food?

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I think I may have oral herpes -- can it be spread to my bf's genitals?

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