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6/2010 - Blood work. HSV Igm = positive; HSV Igg = negative
8/2010 - Cold sore outbreak on the left side of my chin conclusive with hsv outbreak stages
8/2010 - Blood work. unchanged
2/2011 - Second out break in same area. pre-symptoms including nerve tingling. i apply zovirax and take supplements. and infection does not go past the bumps stage
3/2011 - Blood work. unchanged.
So i'm really confused now. I know i have HSV, i'm not sure which kind (most likely HSV1 because the frequency is more than once a year based on http://www.herpes.com/hsv1-2.html)
But why won't my herps show up in the damn igg, its been almost a year. Am i fighting it? or is this a sign that i'm loosing the fight? Or is all this **** so inconclusive that it doesn't matter...
I am not sure what you mean by your first statement, i was under the impression that the hsv igg and igm blood test look for antibodies and not the infection itself.
and in your second statement are you referring to a viral culture swab? because i have thought about getting it done but decided not to because it would require me to stop using the antiviral cream to allow the infection to reach the surface.
I guess i'm just asking the world if any one has had a similar experience of outbreaks with inconclusive blood results.
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