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I am hsv 1 positive. My most recent std check up revealed

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Customer: I am hsv 1 positive. My most recent std check up revealed that hsv 2 was positive using igm antibody test. However hsv 2 igg revealed <0.91. The PA who went over results said i was positive for hsv 2. Everything Ive seen online has contradicted that. I have had no symptoms of hsv 2.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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HSV1IgM can cross react with HSV2 IgM testing.

Hence given that negative IgG test, HSV2 may not be present in your case.

The test can be repeated after 6 weeks as well.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since I'm not in the equivocal range for Igg and have had no symptoms, is it really necessary to get tested again?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

I do not think so.

You do not need to.