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Can you please explain the following results HSV1 IgM Screen NegativeHSV2 Igm Screen NegativeHSV1 IgG Type Spec 14.14HSV2 IgG Type Spec 0.14?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: HSV 1 IgG

HSV 1 is the virus associated with cold sores.
90% of american test positive for past exposure. HSV 2 is genital herpes. IgM refers to a new antibody formed from recent infection. IgG refers to an old antibody from past exposure. You are positive for only HSV1 IgG. So just like 90% of Americans you have been exposure to HSV1 in the past. You do not have HSV2.

In brief: HSV 1 IgG

HSV 1 is the virus associated with cold sores.
90% of american test positive for past exposure. HSV 2 is genital herpes. IgM refers to a new antibody formed from recent infection. IgG refers to an old antibody from past exposure. You are positive for only HSV1 IgG. So just like 90% of Americans you have been exposure to HSV1 in the past. You do not have HSV2.
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