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I recently was tested for herpes and had a positive IGM test but negative IGG tests. My doctor says my body's response to the virus might not register on the IGG tests for about a year and I should retest in one month to figure out if I have type I or II. (I should note no sex for the past 6 months, so it's been that long since any possible II infection at least.)
IGG test results:
Type I 0.30
Type II 0.11
I'm reading IGMs are unreliable, but my doc assures me one or both of the IGGs will eventually test positive. I trust the doc, I'm just hanging onto hope I guess. What are the chances of positive IGMs being off? Do the numbers of my IGGs mean that the antibodies are beginning to build up?
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