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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology

In brief: Usually oral

Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital).
However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes.

In brief: Usually oral

Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital).
However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes.
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