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After how many weeks after exposure does an hsv 1&2 antibody test turn from igm to igg?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Variable: Both igm and igg can be present concurrently. Igm response may appear about a week after exposure and may last a few months. Igg is likely to appear about two after after exposure and be present life long.
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
3 weeks: Approximately 50% of people will have igg antibodies detectable by 3 weeks. Most people will have igg detectable by 3-4 months and occasionally it may take up to 6 months.

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Last updated Aug 9, 2013

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