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Confused about status

About 5 years ago i tested positive for hsv1 and hsv2 by culture. Recently i retested by blood test positive for hsv1 but NEGATIVE for hsv2. Test was IgG done by labcorp. I never had symptoms beyond the initial. My understanding is I should have antibodies regardless of outbreak. If no antibodies how can I be positive for hsv2? How should i proceed to determine my actual status? Value was <0.91.
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It would be highly unusual to get a positive culture for HSV1 and HSV2. I would say almost impossible.

IT would be best to double check your culture results. Ask for a copy of the results and then post them here. Other than that, it would take another swab from symptoms - and apparently you are not having them anymore.

The negative blood work for hsv2 strongly suggests that indeed you don't have HSV2. But again, be sure to double check the culture results. The IgG blood work is not perfect, so a few people with positive culture end up with negative blood results.
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Dear sir after my blood test results we saw hsv 1 anticor pozitive but the ag for hsv vas neg and  hsv 2 was neg ag and ab they told me that i had it before imean that i have had the hsv1 before but i just have once in my life with a problem arround my lip and a smaal white symptome in my mouth when i was under deep stress .now they telling me if antigen is neg wont be a symptom what does it mean pls help me
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I will investigate the culture results. Would you please expand on what you said about "It would be highly unusual to get a positive culture for HSV1 and HSV2"? Are you saying cultures don't normally indicate BOTH 1 and 2? Thank you!
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correct - you won't get both in one lesion.  In general , only a small percentage of folks have both genitally in general and when they do, recurrences occur separately.

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