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Whats the meaning of Herpes Type 1 IgG- Serum Positive, Herpes Type 2 IgG - Serum Negative and Herpes 1+2 IgM Ab Serum Negative? Thats my results

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: HSV1, no HSV2

The results mean you are carrying herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), usually from oral infection in childhood, so you probably have had it for years.
But if you have had symptoms that suggest genital herpes, it could be a genital infection. You do not have HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. I takes up to 12 weeks for positive results, so these results do not exclude recent infection.

In brief: HSV1, no HSV2

The results mean you are carrying herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), usually from oral infection in childhood, so you probably have had it for years.
But if you have had symptoms that suggest genital herpes, it could be a genital infection. You do not have HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. I takes up to 12 weeks for positive results, so these results do not exclude recent infection.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
To clarify, IgM antibody is supposed to detect early infection, so that negative result may mean your HSV1 infection is old. However, IgM testing is very unreliable; false negative and false positive results are very common and the result generally should be ignored.
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