Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Herpes Test Results
I have a question regaurding some blood test results I just got back.
My doctor told me I was positive for HSV 2.
However after looking at my test results at home, my HSV 2 antibody levels are below the range considered positive. They are in the negative range. Does this mean my doctor mis-read my test, and I am actually negative for HSV 2???? If so, why did a small amount of HSV 2 antibodies still show up, and why is this considered negative if it is below a certain number. 0.9 I believe???
My HSV 1 levels tested postive, which I knew because Ive had cold sore in the past.
Cancel
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
101028 tn?1419606604
what was your hsv2 igg?

grace
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I believe my hsv2 igg was around .5 or .6, however i can't find my results, so I'm not exactly sure, However I do know it was below 0.9.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028 tn?1419606604
then that is negative.

what  caused you to get tested? was it at least 3 months after your last sexual encounter?

grace
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I have been in a relationship for 5 months, and only was having sex with that person. After one night of having somewhat rough sex multiple times without lubrication, I noticed I was a little red, so I decided to go to a doctor, just to be safe. There were no visble bumps or anything of that sort, just a small amount of redness. He was convinced from the beginngin it was Herpes, and I had to insist on a blood test for conformation. After my results came back, he wrote on the paper that I was postive for HSV 2, even though my HSV 2 IgG level was below 0.9
I was just wondering what someone else had to say about the matter.
My other question is why does a IgG level below 0.9 mean a negative test result. Why are there any HSV 2 antibodies at all?
I appreciate your help!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028 tn?1419606604
has your partner been tested for herpes yet? If not, that's your next step.

You will never get a 0 as a result due to the way they do the test.

Don't hesitate to call your provider monday and discuss with him why he told you you have hsv2 when you have a negative result.  

grace
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top STDs Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
1998092 tn?1391246445
Blank
catinbarefeet
Avatar n tn
Blank
veryworried420
Avatar m tn
Blank
feelingundone
Avatar m tn
Blank
Squints9958