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Hsv 1 Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Location of sores: You probably tested positive for hsv1 through a blood test. This will not tell you where or when you first contracted the virus. Most cases of hsv1 are simply due to fever blisters or cold sores from childhood. A smaller percent of patients will have hsv1 infection in the genital area. Most hsv2 infections are initially in the genital area. Both types can be in either area however. ...Read more
If only IgG was tested for HSV 1/2, does that mean that a new infection wasn't picked up on the test? Igg was negative.
Antibody Testing: Only if the exposure was in the six months prior to the test. ...Read more
If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 test does this mean that it wouldn't pick up a new infection. Would an infection 8-10 weeks old be picked up
If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 blood test, does this mean that a new infection (8-10wks old) wouldn't be picked up on the test?
Yes: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of igg antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. The period of time for the body to make antibodies is called "the window period". It varies in each person, but it is usually between 3 to 6 months. If you have the pcr test looking for viral rna, window period is 10-14 days.. ...Read more
Yes: Remember that these tests are still far from 100% sensitive / specific. The results are most meaningful in conjunction with the clinical picture but can also warn (hsv2) of latent infection that never expresses itself. ...Read more
How soon does a new infection of HSV 1&2 (igm) take to appear in blood? Not an aged (igg) past exposure.
Herpes. : By asking this question over and over you will not get any different answers. There is no absolute answer for you. Antibodies can develop rapidly in a few weeks and they can develop slowly...Even up to 24 weeks from exposure. This is true and real and unchangeable. ...Read more