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Herpes test results

Hello. I had a possible exposure over 6 months ago, then tested for hsv2 igg in 3 months ago and the results came back negative, 1.29. I have a experienced some symptoms but never an outbreak, never had blisters or sores. Is it possible that the results could be a false positive? I’ve asked a few medical providers but they really don’t know much about herpes. Thank you
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For some reason my post is missing info.

3 month results
Negative [H]1.29
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3month
Negative 0.10
6month
Positive [H]1.29
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What kind of symptoms did you have?

Did you test for hsv1? What was that result?

The official test guidelines say that anything over a 1.10 is a positive result, but most experts and the CDC think that anything under a 3.5 needs to be confirmed. About 50% of those in this range will be negative.

You can get a confirmation Western Blot test. Your doctor can order this, or you can go through Terri Warren at Westover Heights Clinic - https://westoverheights.com/herpes/getting-a-western-blot/ If your doctor gives you any trouble with it, show him or her this -

https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/herpes.htm

"The most commonly used test, HerpeSelect HSV-2 Elisa might be falsely positive at low index values (1.1–3.5) (334-336). Such low values should be confirmed with another test, such as Biokit or the Western blot (337)."

You can try another IgG, but it may just give you the same result.

There is no right or wrong answer. It's entirely up to you.
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