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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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I had herpes blood test 1&2 IgG positive 158 IgM negative 0.08 they told me I don't have herpes are they correct? I'm so confused please help me

I had herpes blood test 1&2 IgG positive 158 IgM negative 0.08 they told me I don't have herpes are they correct? I'm so confused please help me

Yes: They are correct. Igm tells us if you have an acute or active infection. This was negative, so you do not. The igg tells us you have previously been exposed or infected. This was positive, so you have. ...Read more

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Got tested for herpes 1 and 2. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Ehat does this mean? Herpes IgM indeterminate. What dies this mean. I have genital cuts.

Got tested for herpes 1 and 2. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Ehat does this mean?  Herpes IgM indeterminate.  What dies this mean.  I have genital cuts.

Oral Herpes: You, like 76% of americans, was exposed in the remote past to the "oral' herpes virus now known as herpes type one. This is an old infection and not a new exposure. I assume that there was no herpes two found and that is negative for you. ...Read more

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I had a protected sexual encounter with a sex worker 3 months ago. I got tested for all stds at 14 weeks after the encounter and came back negative for everything including herpes igg 1 & 2. Are these results conclusive? Mostly concerned about herpes.

I had a protected sexual encounter with a sex worker 3 months ago. I got tested for all stds at 14 weeks after the encounter and came back negative for everything including herpes igg 1 & 2. Are these results conclusive? Mostly concerned about herpes.

If your Herpes IgG..: If your Herpes IgG was negative at 14 weeks, then you can rest easy about that. If you're also concerned about HIV/AIDS, you might want a retest at 6 months post exposure. Protected sex protects the sex worker than well. If the sex worker is an adult & not being coerced and you're willing to use protection, I have no moral objection to this activity. However, it's inherently more risky than monogamy. ...Read more

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How do you get the chlamydia IgG and herpes type 1 and 2 IgG tests?

How do you get the chlamydia IgG and herpes type 1 and 2 IgG tests?

Any lab; talk to doc: They are available through almost any lab in the US. But speak with your doctor first. The chlamydia IgG (blood) test is useless for diagnosing current infection. Although sometimes used in evaluating female infertility, for current infection you need a urine or vaginal swab test. Also, be wary about HSV (herpes) blood testing except with doctor's advice. Confusing results are common. ...Read more

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Herpes' IGG result 17.40 at 5th week after exposure — can one get that high result? Or could it be false positive? Should I rest to confirm? when?

Herpes' IGG result 17.40 at 5th week after exposure — can one get that high result? Or could it be false positive? Should I rest to confirm? when?

Need more info: You don't mention which Herpes virus you were exposed to and what the exposure was. The high IgG titer may be correct. Many adults have IgG antibodies to Herpes simplex virus type 1, with or without overt infection. Most, but not all, genital infections are due to Herpes simplex type 2. However, type 1 can cause genital infections as well. ...Read more

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Blood test for herpes I made one which cames out IgG 1+2 serum 24.25 but it didn't distinguished if it is oral or gentel?

Blood test for herpes I made one which cames out IgG 1+2 serum 24.25 but it didn't distinguished if it is oral or gentel?

Can't: IgG testing means prior exposure antibodies but 1+2 tesst includes both types. Only way to distinguish would be to test 2 and 1 separately ...Read more

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My Gyno did some blood wrk to chk for herpes I believe igg hsv1 & hsv2 came bk positive. I've only been w/ one man my husband how did I get hsv2?

My Gyno did some blood wrk to chk for herpes I believe igg hsv1 & hsv2 came bk positive. I've only been w/ one man my husband how did I get hsv2?

Tricky herpes: The truth is, herpes has been affecting us humans for a long time-and so it's actually 'adapted' to us. In other words, it doesn't always cause a terrible flare up of herpes rashes. In fact, only 5% of all patients who are infected have symptoms. That means the other 95% may not have anything-just the virus is there, going along for a free ride as viruses are known to do. Talk to your GYN about it ...Read more

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What is the most accurate blood test for herpes I made one which cames out IgG +ve IgM -ve but it didn't distinguished if it is oral or gentel?

What is the most accurate blood test for herpes I made one which cames out IgG +ve IgM -ve but it didn't distinguished if it is oral or gentel?

Ask doctor again: Igm antibodies tell us you have not just recently contracted herpes. Igg antibodies positive mean old herpes. Almost everybody in the country has cold sores because of grandmas kissing babies/etc. Oral is 2/3rds type i herpes & 1/3 type ii these days & vice versa for genital. This is only important to know for future reference because type ii is much more severe &. Frequent. Treatment is the same. ...Read more

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Both husband and i ttested positive for herpes 1 IgG and herpes 2 indeterminate, igg. What does that mean? Who is the carrier? How do u get herpes

Both husband and i ttested positive for herpes 1 IgG and herpes 2 indeterminate, igg. What does that mean?  Who is the carrier?  How do u get herpes

Herpes : Here is the best we can do today. If the igg is indeterminate then your physician must order the herpes western blot test. Knowing if you have hsv two if vital.

Herpes is two separate viruses. Type one, the 'oral' herpes or 'simplex' herpes is found in 75% of americans and is usually transmitted to one during childhood.

Herpes type two or hsv is thought to be the std version. Skin to skin. ...Read more

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My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2?

My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2?

Both 1 and 2: Sounds like you have an acute infection with herpes 2. Igm indicated acute infection. The igg will become positive with time. A positive igg for herpes 1 indicates prior exposure to herpes 1. ...Read more

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How can I treat HERPES TYPE 1 IgG SERUM and how do I avoid spreading it?

How can I treat HERPES TYPE 1 IgG SERUM and how do I avoid spreading it?

Herpes type I: Most people have + IgG (cold sore herpes). Instress the virus which is latent in the nerve (ganglion) activates, causing cold sores or headaches and a brain inflammation. When active take acyclovir/ famvir/valtrex. If ore than 3 outbreaks a year ttake the meds for 1 year,if immunosupressed for life. Lysine supplement 500-1000 mg prevents outbreak 1500 mg treats f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Am I herpes negative or positive? HSV 2, IgG result is 1/80 (Ref Range Negative is < 1/40), HSV I, IgG result is 1/80 (Ref Range Negative is < 1/40).

Am I herpes negative or positive? HSV 2, IgG result is 1/80 (Ref Range Negative is < 1/40), HSV I, IgG result is 1/80 (Ref Range Negative is < 1/40).

Probably yes, but...: I'm not familiar with HSV blood tests that give results as fractions or titers. With other tests (e.g. HerpeSelect®), any positive HSV1 result usually is valid, but weakly positive results (which is what I suspect is how to interpret your HSV2 result) often are false and require confirmation. In most countries, over half of adults are HSV1 positive, no big deal. But you'll need to clarify HSV2. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be IgG positive for herpes 8 weeks after exposure?

IgG mature antibody: Yes, but surprising. If you have no other blood test history then we cannot really tell you that an exposure eight weeks is the one that infected you. Igg antibodies are the mature antibodies and usually take more time. ...Read more

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Is a culture test more accurate than an igg herpes test or should I do both?

Is a culture test more accurate than an igg herpes test or should I do both?

Herpes: No; Cell culture or PCR test may give a false-negative result if the sores have begun healing or if you are recently infected. It takes several weeks for HSV antibodies to show up in the blood. PCR and cell culture tests show that you have been exposed to the virus at some point. Your doctor may choose to do both or neither based on the physical examination. ...Read more

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Neg herpes test 4months post exposure. What is the chance it would be neg due to IgG levels being low if I was having a recurrence?

No: Do you mean your total igg level being low or just to the hsv? If total igg is normal, then a low anti-hsv igg likely means that you have had no recent exposure. ...Read more

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Results for herpes IgG 1 blood test = 1.95 h (<0.91). What does this mean?

Results for herpes IgG 1 blood test = 1.95 h (<0.91). What does this mean?

Antibodies: A positive herpes igg means you have antibodies to the herpes virus. If you test positive for igg and negative for igm, your herpes infection is probably not recent — i.e. From the past 2 months. The test is not always accurate; if you have never had a herpes infection it could be a false positive, and you should have it repeated. ...Read more

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I got <0.9 for IgG but 1.5+ for IgM for herpes test. What does that mean? Do I have herpes? Which type? What to do to be sure & what medication to take?

I got <0.9 for IgG but 1.5+ for IgM for herpes test. What does that mean? Do I have herpes? Which type? What to do to be sure & what medication to take?

Likely: Igm is produced first in response to an antigen, so suggests you are recently infected (within weeks); as to which, test should reflect hsv1 ("oral") or hsv2 ("genital")--but hsv2 is the more commonly tested for type. . Your dr will prescribe antiviral best for your situation: Acyclovir (zovirax), valacyclovir (valtrex) or Famciclovir (famvir). ...Read more

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I had a Herpes-6 IgG test done and normal is less than 1:80 titer but my result was exactly 1:80 titer. Significance? I was 15 when the test was done.

I had a Herpes-6 IgG test done and normal is less than 1:80 titer but my result was exactly 1:80 titer. Significance? I was 15 when the test was done.

Do not worry: Almost everybody gets infected with herpes 6 and if otherwise healthy we are none the worse for it. Since your test was done three years ago and you are writing about it, you are fine and will not see any ill effects from the lab result. ...Read more

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I tested negative for herpes IgM and negative for IgG 2 months after my last possible exposure. Is there a possibility that it could be too late to d?

3 months: If you have been tested 3 months after your potential exposure then you did not acquire the infection and the tests are reliable ...Read more

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I'm gettin an IgG test done tommorow to see if I have been exposed to herpes. The only outbreak I had was 2 years ago. How long will the results take to come? Is it reliable?

I'm gettin an IgG test done tommorow to see if I have been exposed to herpes. The only outbreak I had was 2 years ago. How long will the results take to come? Is it reliable?

Yes: Igg test for herpes is the test indicating prior exposure. Igm test for herpes or other virus shows if there is a new or resolving new infection.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Would an IgG test be positive if I had herpes?

Yes: Yes, the hsv igg should be positive, unless you only became infected very recently. ...Read more

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Is an IgG herpes test conclusive after 13 weeks?

Is an IgG herpes test conclusive after 13 weeks?

Usually yes: Once in a while it takes up to 4 months for the HSV IgG test to become positive. If you had typical herpes symptoms, another test might be a good idea. But if you had no symptoms and you were just looking for reassuance after a high risk exposure, I would recommend against any further testing. ...Read more

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If v. Zoster IgG positive, that means you have herpes?

If v. Zoster IgG positive, that means you have herpes?

Varicella-zoster: Vz is the causative agent of chickepox which can recur later in life as shingles (herpes zoster). Herpes simplex is a completely different virus with different disease producing capacities. ...Read more

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Does herpes type1 IgG possitive contagious without outbreaks?

Does herpes type1 IgG possitive contagious without outbreaks?

Some viral shedding: Although the chance of transmission is highest during an active outbreak, there is still a very small chance of transmitting/spreading the infection without outbreak as some viral shedding occurs all the time. If you have frequent outbreak, consult your doc for suppressive treatment as there are quite a few options available these days. Good luck. ...Read more

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I tested positive for herpes II IgG on june, I got tested again in august and it came back negative, am i positive or negative? No symptoms here.

I tested positive for herpes II IgG on june, I got tested again in august and it came back negative, am i positive or negative? No symptoms here.

Herpes Two: The right answer, and I am sorry if your doctor did not offer this, is to have a 'western blot' test for herpes. I often send for a 'confirmatory' western blot test when the antibody titers are very close to 'negative' on herpes type two screening tests. ...Read more