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A 24-year-old male asked:

Hsv 1 and 2 igg are negative but hsv igm i/ii combination came back positive at 2.28. do i have herpes?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: The Ig M titer is the titer that shows initial infection, with time it will change to a positive IgG. These of course are lab values. If you have symptoms then it is confirmation of HSV. HSV 1 is oral or common lip blisters. HSV2 is genital herpes. Unusual that both HSV 1 and 2 are turning positive at same time. In any event both are ubiquitous in the population.
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