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KaraLot
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Jul-10-09, 02:56 PM (CST)
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"Test result help"
 
   I was here about a year ago and posted my test results, but am back with a couple more questions. Can you please look at my test results and help me understand?

HSV IgM Ab w/rfx to Titer:
... HSV IgM aB Screen DETECTED

Culture, HSV Shell Vial
... Culture, no virus detected

HSV 1/2 IgG HerpeSelect Ab:
... HSV-1 IgG Antibodies 2.55
... HSV-2 IgG Antibodies 2.66

HSV IgM Ab Titer 1:80

My doctor told me that the numbers are consistent with a new exposure. So, was I really passed both HSV1 and HSV2 at the same time? It just seems a little unusual to me. Since I've only had genital outbreaks, does that mean I have both of them genitally? I'm just so confused about this. Any insight would be very appreciated.


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Rajahadmin
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Jul-11-09, 08:05 AM (CST)
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1. "Your doctor is full of it..."
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Ignore IgM results, they're meaningless. The IgG results indicate positive for both types, but don't really tell a story about when the infections were acquired. Most folks get HSV1 orally as children.

The results are low enough that a retest is probably a good idea to confirm.


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2. "RE: Your doctor is full of it..."
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Your IgG for hsv2 is low enough to warrant a confirmation test. Anything under a 3.5 does.

Aj

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KaraLot
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Jul-11-09, 12:02 PM (CST)
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3. "RE: Your doctor is full of it..."
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   Thank you both very much. I'm going to take your advice and get retested. I'd think that since it's now a year later whatever results I get should be more accurate.

Thank you!


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