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I went to the doctor, and received my blood results. The

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I went to the doctor, and received my blood results. The doctor informed me that I had HSV 1 and HSV 2. IgG.
JA: In general, how has your health been lately? How long have you been dealing with the issue?
Customer: I was surprised, because I am 50 years old and have been celibate for 5 or 6 years.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

IgG is a long term antibody. So even if you had a transmission many decades ago; this will come positive. IgM is for recent infection. Many times a previous transmission may not show any symptoms and later on manifestations may occur. In some people, HSV symptoms may appear even a decade later of the transmission.

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