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A 32-year-old female asked:

Hi there, please help me the best you can to explain why my lab test for hsvigg/igm came back without a numerical scale. says i'm + for hsv2 igg?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
HSV 2 IgG test : Old infections are present when you produce igg and you no longer produce igm. The test is designed to give a yes/no answer if they did not quantify it. If you have the igg, you had the infection a while ago and still can have outbreaks. If you have the igm, you recently acquired the infection, and can also still have more attacks. The only difference is in how long you have had it.

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Last updated Sep 14, 2019

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