A 21-year-old member asked:
wat can cause herpes like symptoms? tested negative blood test igg 1&2 its be 9 month since exposure test keep coming up negative but i keep have symptoms
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Pathology 49 years experience
What symptoms?: It would have been helpful had you described your symptoms.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
A 20-year-old male asked:
Is the herpeselect IGG blood test conclusive after 3 months of sexual encounter? Is a negative blood test reliable?Should another blood test be taken at 6 months post encounter to be extra sure? I tested negative for both types of herpes at 3 months.
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A Verified Doctor answered
A negative IgG at: 3 months after a sexual encounter reliably rules out HSV from that encounter. However, it doesn't mean you can't contract HSV from a subsequent encounter. You would need a repeat test only if you've had another, more recent, sexual encounter.
Last updated Oct 26, 2020
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