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I did the test for herpes 2, and it came:hsv 2 IgG herpeselect ab positive. What is the medication for this?

I did the test for herpes 2, and it came:hsv 2 IgG herpeselect ab positive. What is the medication for this?

HSV 2: A positive igg antibody test (what you had) for hsv means you have antibodies from a previous infection--not necessarily a current one. Treatment depends on how often you break out--if you don't break out often, you may not need anything. There is no permanent treatment to rid yourself of the virus. Your doc can give you the best advice.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

HSV-1 pos, HSV-2 neg: I read the results such that you have been exposed to the HSV-1 that typically causes cold sores, while you have not been exposed to HSV-2. Keep in mind, though, that genital herpes is now more and more found to be caused by HSV-1.

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Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. My Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. My Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

HSV 1 is Positive: Your HSV 1 test is positive. Your HSV 2 test is Negative. However, it is good to apply them to the clinical scenario. Some people may have a positive HSV test but never have had any lesions. So, applying results to clinical picture is important. Good luck.

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4 hsv-2 type-specific IgG tests.1 partner for all. 1st=negative. 2nd test @7mo.=positive 3.3igg. 3rd test @11mo=negative. 4th test@21mo. = negative?

Lab Error: I would chalk this up to lab error, but in my patients we do not leave it there. There is a much better and more valid test to be done called a western blot test for herpes. This definitive test should have already been offered to you so that you can know for a fact whether you have herpes or not.

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I had a blood test. Hsv 2 IgG type specific. Results 0.74 (0.00- 0.90 index). What does mean. Do I have an std?

I had a blood test. Hsv 2 IgG type specific. Results 0.74 (0.00- 0.90 index). What does mean. Do I have an std?

Negative for HSV2: This is similar to a similar question answered just yesterday, linked below. Your result is negative for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2), the usual cause of genital herpes. It says nothing about other STDs. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6782972-genital-herpes-test-came-back-with-value-of-038-does-that-mean-i-have-genital-herpes-

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I had a blood test. Hsv 2 IgG type specific. Results 0.74 (0.00- 0.90 index). What does mean. Do I have an std? I have small red bumpd on my forskin

STD: More information and further testing will be needed before confirming if you have an STD or not. Your HSV 2 IgG result shows that at the time the test was performed, you have not had previous HSV 2 infection.

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I tested positive on HSV 1 IgG type spec 31.90 and negative on HSV 2 IgG is this bad?

No: Not really good or bad--nearly all adults have positive antibodies to herpes (HSV) and most of that is HSV 1--this is the virus that causes oral cold sores mostly, though can cause genital lesions. HSV 2 usually causes genital herpes--lesions in the genital area--but can cause oral herpes too. Being negative for HSV 2 just means you've never had that type of herpes. \.

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What does this mean from my labs? HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec H Final 19.30 index 0.00-0.90 Negative<0.91 Equivocal 0.91-1.09 Positive > 1.09 Note: Ne

What does this mean from my labs? HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec H Final 19.30 index 0.00-0.90 Negative<0.91 Equivocal 0.91-1.09 Positive > 1.09 Note: Ne

Genital herpes: Your test results show you are infected with HSV2. That means you have genital herpes, even if you haven't had any obvious outbreaks of genital blisters, sores, etc. See your doctor and discuss antiviral treatment (e.g. valacyclovir) to help prevent transmitting it to partners. You need to always inform sex partners you have it, and use condoms consistently to also reduce chance of infecting them.

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From LabCorp HSV 1 IgG type spec <0.91 HSV 2 IgG type spec 14.20 Meaning? Is 14.20 bad/high? Should I retest? No outbreak so far.

Herpes type 2: You carry herpes simplex type 2-------genital herpes. It is very common and most people who have it have no symptoms. Even though they have no symptoms, or fail to recognize subtle symptoms or non-genital lesions, they may transmit the virus to others. You do not have herpes simplex type 1, which is not common. Most people carry hsv 1 without symptoms. This is important to intimate partners. Disc

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Hiv RNA test and HSV 2 IgG test type spec negative at 3 months. How reliable are this result at 3 months and are they conclusive?

Hiv RNA test and HSV 2 IgG test type spec negative at 3 months. How reliable are this result at 3 months and are they conclusive?

STD testing: Hiv RNA is 100% accurate after 21 days from exposure. So at three months is diagnostic. The hsv test is 95% likely to be accurate. The other 5% of doubt will be gone by six months.

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My recent blood tests show positive for hsv type 1 IgG, negative for hsv 2 IgG and hsv1&2 IgM is positive. What does this mean and what should I do?

My recent blood tests show positive for hsv type 1 IgG, negative for hsv 2 IgG and hsv1&2 IgM is positive. What does this mean and what should I do?

Have HSV1, no HSV2: You are infected with HSV1, like up to 90% adults in your country. You don't have HSV2, except maybe if exposed recently; it takes several weeks for the test to become positive. Ignore the IgM result; it's probably just another reflection of your HSV1 infection. In theory, positive IgM means new infection with either virus, but It's notoriously unreliable, rarely done by herpes experts.

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I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/?

I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/?

Check the lab report: The lab will print an explanation of how to interpret each result. Read it carefully and coordinate with the DR who ordered it.

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How definitive is a HSV 2 IgG test at 3 months?

Herpes Testing: Igg is the wrong test for an acute exposure. You want the igm test. Igg is for old remote past exposures.

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What can be the reason of having a positive hsv-2 test with 2.07 IgG and the next week the IgG levels are in 1.80?

Antibody Testing: The number that comes with an antibody test is not of any concern. The results are either positive or not. Both of these tests tell you that you have been exposed to and have hsv 2.

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I just had a HSV 2 IgG test at 3.1 months and it was negative. Does that mean I am negative for HSV 2 and do not have it?

I just had a HSV 2 IgG test at 3.1 months and it was negative. Does that mean I am negative for HSV 2 and do not have it?

Likely: Igg is a antibody that typically forms somewhere between 4-6 months following exposure, thus, you may want to consider repeating at 6 months. Did they test for igm as well? Did they perform a culture as well?

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My hsv 1 igg came back at 49.90. No clue how. I have been with my wife for 12 years. What does this mean. No hsv 2 igg.

Not much: Most people have been exposed to HSV1 at some time and thus the IgG antibody- which actually offers protection against the virus. HSV2 is however a different story.

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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).

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.