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Confused by hsv 2 IgG test results
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Confused by hsv 2 IgG test results

I recently had my annual physical and got an STD screen as I do every year, all results were fine, except for the HSV 2 IgG test:

HSV-1 IgG  = .19
HSV-2 IgG  = 1.40 H

HSV 1 IgM, IFA  Antibody not detected
HSV 2 IgM, IFA  Antibody not detected

I have had no symptoms that I can think of...should I be retested? What does this mean.....my doctor wrote on the test results that everything looked fine, but doesn't positive mean that I could pass this on to my partner? Did I get it from him? Last year all these tests were negative, so I am concerned as I am now wondering how I was exposed and how to discuss this with my partner as we are monogamous. Thanks in advance for your help as I am freaking out a little bit!


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You have a 1.4 on the hsv2, which is REALLY a low positive, and should be confirmed.  My guess is that your next test will be negative.  

Your doctor is probably taking it as a false positive.

While you are re-testing, your partner should also test with an IgG test - don't bother with the IgM as its terribly unreliable.

Aj
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