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Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

For exposure: Blood tests for antibodies to herpes can reveal exposure to the virus but are not suitable for detemining if there is active infection. ...Read more

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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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Are false positive HIV ELISA tests a sign of HSV 2?

Are false positive HIV ELISA tests a sign of HSV 2?

Please get help: Please call your therapist. You obviously do not believe anything we tell you here. Don't understand why you think it is okay to take our time up when you don't believe our answers are accurate. Please find another forum to deal with your internal struggles. ...Read more

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Have wrong info. Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Have wrong info.  Herpes 1 IgG positive. Herpes II IgG indeterminate.  How is herpes 1 transmitted via flu or cold sores stress?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact during periods of asymptomatic shedding. Barrier protection methods are the most reliable method of preventing transmission of herpes, but they merely reduce rather than eliminate risk. ...Read more

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Could a STD blood test misdiagnose herpes type 1?

Could a STD blood test misdiagnose herpes type 1?

Yes: These serologies aren't altogether sensitive or specific. They're meaningful only with a clinical history. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) trigger a false positive herpes test?

Herpes simplex: Depends upon the test to which you are referring. Valtrex (valacyclovir) may diminish the presence of virus in the skin or mucous membranes lesions and lessen the chances of a viral culture being positive, but will not in any way alter the antibody test on a blood specimen. ...Read more

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Does simplex herpes show up on blood tests? And what is simplex herpes?

Does simplex herpes show up on blood tests? And what is simplex herpes?

Herpes: Herpes simplex is the virus known as herpes. Found worldwide, it is a permanent resident in humans which have been infected. Some studies show antibodies in up to 50% of the young and 90% in adults in developing nations, with 20 to 50 % in developed countries.. Viruses don't "show up" on a routine "blood test", although more sophisticated tests rarely used, can be used to measure antibodies to it. ...Read more

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I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative  <0.5 what does this mean?

Old infection : This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six weeks ago. ...Read more

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How accurate is an ELISA test for herpex simplex type 2?

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How accurate is an ELISA test for herpex simplex type 2?

ELiSA very accurate : While the labs may have different standards, elisa testing is done at a molecular level and often used as a means to confirm a diagnosis after a positive screening test. In other words, it's often the last word or "gold standard" in testing. ...Read more

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Does epstein barr virus make a herpes test positive since the EBV is a herpes simplex virus?

Does epstein barr virus make a herpes test positive since the EBV is a herpes simplex virus?

No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...Read more

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How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

How reliable are genital herpes blood tests vs cultures?

Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is more practical than culture for ascertaining active infection. ...Read more

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What does testing negative for a viral HSV 2 test mean?

What does testing negative for a viral HSV 2 test mean?

HSV 2 test: A negative test suggests that you have not yet been exposed to the form of herpes (2) that causes a sexually transmitted disease. This antibody test is not especially accurate or sensitive, but it should be reasonably reliable in saying you have not yet been exposed. Once you get initial exposure, the antibody test turns positive, and thereafter it is not really useful. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb

What does this mean?                                         Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX        Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb

Incomplete: You have not shared with us most of the valid information on your report. But, so far, as I am sure you are capable of reading, the IgG or 'past exposure' test for HSV 1 is negative. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes a reason to produce a false positive ELISA HIV test?

Is genital herpes a reason to produce a false positive ELISA HIV test?

Asked and Answered: No. Absolutely not. But there is a link. Having hsv 2 makes your risk of contracting HIV five times higher than those without hsv 2. ...Read more

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Herpes culture accuracy?

Herpes culture accuracy?

Herpes simplex: Culture of clinical materials for the presence of this organism are very accurate. ...Read more

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Are false positive herpes test likely?

Are false positive herpes test likely?

No: A positive antibody means you're infected with herpes. That doesn't mean you're developing outrbreaks, but it does mean that you at least have latent herpes somewhere in your body. A positive culture or pcr for herpes means you have an active lesion. ...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 precise is serology for herpes simplex?

How precise is serology for herpes simplex?

Accurate: Serology testing for herpes is very accurate and precise with false negative results highest during the early portion of infection. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?  Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

No: No, unless you have a history of herpes or lesions that look suspicious. Sometimes a pap smear can see cells that look suspicious for herpes which may then prompt a recommendation to actually do a specific test for herpes during a subsequent office visit. ...Read more

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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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more