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I did an blood test sample and my hsv2 ab.(igg) level range was 4.58. my range goes up and down. what does this mean ? my hsv 1/2 igm was low. im very confused?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
HSV: Herpes Simplex Virus is an unusual infection for two reasons: It cannot be cured, and when dormant, the virus lives in nerve cells. The vacillation of antibodies is caused by the virus hiding dormant in the nerve cells. During this time, your body's immune system cannot "see" the virus and therefore stops producing the Antibody proteins. Recurrences can occur due to stress, illness, etc.

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