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I had blood work done Std's - results showed HSV

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I had blood work done for ALL Std's - results showed
HSV 1IGG Type Specific AB >5.00
HSV 2 IGG Type Specific AB >5.00
both out of range - Positive is >1.10
What does this mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
I am afraid, this means that you are positive for herpes simplex virus one and two; both the strains. IgG measures the long term antibodies which indicate that transmission may have been 3 months ago or far earlier. The positivity of the test does not mean that you may necessarily have symptoms. Many positive people do not have symptoms at all or have lesions off herpes only once. But a positive person has a potential to transmit the virus.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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