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Herpes igm for 1&2 >= 1:320 separate test) and hsv2 igg 5.05h 11 days after sores. is this a new infection? bilateral, pain pee. could this be old?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Uncertain: Multiple sores and fever strongly suggest a new HSV2 infection, but 11 days is far earlier than normal for a posiitve IgG blood test, which usually takes at least 2-3 weeks and often 12+ weeks for positive IgG blood test. If pregnant or immune deficient (e.g. chemotherapy, advance HIV infection), recurrent herpes can mimic primary infection.

Answered 6/13/2018



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