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

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 then a igg herpes test or should I do both?

Is a culture test more accurate then a 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?

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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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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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 with out outbreaks?

Does herpes type1 IgG possitive contagious with out 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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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 alternatively 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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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

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What does a 9.9 on a herpes IGG test mean? That number is higher than other results posted in forums so I wanted to see if that is a normal result.

What does a 9.9 on a herpes IGG test mean? That number is higher than other results posted in forums so I wanted to see if that is a normal result.

Depends on test: There are several HSV IgG antibody tests, with different numbers for positive results. The most common is HerpeSelect®, for which 9.9 is strongly positive. For other tests this may be negative. If you have the lab report, it should show numbers for negative, indeterminate, and positive, separately for HSV1 and HSV2. Or contact and discuss with the doctor or lab where test was done. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a herpes 6 - IgG test done and my results said it was high I was just wondering what this means and what the test is for? I was 15 when tested

I had a herpes 6 - IgG test done and my results said it was high I was just wondering what this means and what the test is for? I was 15 when tested

Rash with fever: Virtually 100% of us get infected with these viruses and they may cause a rash. See this site for more info.
http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/eid/article/5/3/99-0306_article ...Read more

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What does IgG value of 30 in herpes blood test signify?

Acuity or Chronicity: This igg protein is a response by your immune system to the disease and its value would indicate acuity or chronicity of the disease based on the reference values given by the particular laboratory that performed the test. ...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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How long does an IgG blood test take to turn positive for herpes after a possible exposure?

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. ...Read more

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Are IgG blood tests accurate for herpes? If they are and it's not herpes my bf and I had than what could it of been?

Herpes Testing: Igg testing is the common way viral infections are tested for. These tests are in general very accurate, except early in an infection. A mature (ogg) antibody can take three to six months to reach maturity.

Without seeing or knowing more about what 'you and your boyfriend' had I cannot answer the second part of your question. ...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?

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 long does it take for IgG herpes antibodies to show up? What's the most recent your exposure could have been if you test with low amounts?

How long does it take for IgG herpes antibodies to show up? What's the most recent your exposure could have been if you test with low amounts?

Herpes simplex: Generally 2-4 weeks is the time necessary for antibody formation, but this may be igm antibody, followed by conversion to igg in about 6-8 weeks, but this is highly variable from person to person. There are some false-negative results as well. ...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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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