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Hsv 2 Ig G Herpeselecttm
Genital herpes: You have HSV2. Location uncertain, but almost certainly genital, whether or not you have outbreaks (blisters, sores, etc); oral is uncommon without genital. Regardless of symptoms, probably you periodically have HSV2 in the genital area and could transmit it during sex with an uninfected partner. Be on the lookout for mild outbreaks. Treatment with valacyclovir can help prevent transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HSV: HSV IgG Type 2 titer that's elevated means that a person has had exposure to the herpes virus more than about 3 months earlier. It can be many years earlier. Most people who have had exposure to the herpes virus don't realize it. The symptoms are often very mild and many people have no symptoms they recall at all. ...Read more
My hsv-2 IgG was 0.11 last year and 0.42 this year, with some symptoms now. The possible exposure was 2 months before the test. Should i be worried?
Months or years: Likely from exposure or infection months or years ago. ...Read more
My relative's results came back with an HSV 2 IgG of 4.96 which is way outside of the range. He is worried. Are there other more accurate tests?
Unsure: What you describe is normal for someone who has had a past exposure to HSV 2 and has developed an antibody to that particular virus. When the IgG is elevated, it may indicate that the body is actively fighting that virus. This test is quite accurate for indicating past exposure to HSV 2. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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