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Today I received a positive swab test for Herpes 2 and at the same time a negative IgG test for Herpes 1 and 2. I have been with the same man for 6 months and he was IgG negative when we started seeing eachother. I am confused here. If I contracted the virus before meeting my partner, should I not have a positive IgG by now?
No, he expressed a desire to wait a month until I get my 2nd IgG test to see what that said. If I converted. I do not quite understand this though. I think he should go now! If he is IgG + he must have given it to me, right? But what if he is IgG-, when would I have contracted it? Is it usual to go 6 months with a virus in the body without producing antibodies?
Grace, you are so right. However, I still wonder, could I have contracted the virus 6 months ago and not getting my primary infection until now? As I am IgG negative. (And we assume my partner is IgG negative).
if you had been infected 6 months ago, your primary infection has long passed. It's not likely you were infected 6 months ago and are still testing negative on the igg tests. it's far more likely it came from your current partner.
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