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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I tested positive for hsv 2 with 3.1 igg but negative for hsv 1 The weird thing is when I was pregnant I was tested and didn't have hsv 2 but had hsv?

HSV2, prob not HSV1. Probably you meant positive for HSV1 when pregnant, right? Was that a blood test or swab test from a genital lesion? The blood test is less reliable for HSV1 than HSV2. Or maybe lab reporting error and you really had HSV2. At present, you can be quite sure you have HSV2 (almost certainly genital). But speak with your doctor about confirmatory testing, ideally with a Western blot test. Good luck! Read more...
I wouldn't worry. Truth is, herpes bloodwork isn't all that accurate. Nobody knows what it means to have antibodies but never express lesions, as many people do. Are these antibodies due to something else? This remains unanswered. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

On August 1, 2016 I tested 1.94 for HSV 1 IgG and 21.70 for HSV 2 IgG. What does it mean? Am I hi positive with HSV2? Should sex be totally avoided?

Protection. The above results tell you that you have been infected with both and currently have some protection against both. It does not tell you whether you have an active infection or not (IgM would be a better indicator) and thus you cannot rule out transmitting HSV2 during sex even in the absence of an active lesion. Best to use condom and to inform your partner about your HSV2. Read more...