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how long does an igg blood test take to turn positive for herpes after a possible exposure?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Antibody Aging: It can take six to twenty four weeks. There is an early antibody that can be tested as well and that is an igm antibody.

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