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Understanding herpes test results

What do these test results reveal? Do I have herpes and if so which one?

Herpes I Ab. (IgG) 36.10
Herpes II Ab. (IgG) 1.87

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You definitely have herpes type 1, which is statistically an oral infection.

You may have herpes type 2, but your result is a very low positive and needs to be confirmed. Official test guidelines say that anything over 1.10 is a positive, but most experts believe anything under 3.5 needs to be confirmed, especially in the presence of an existing hsv1 infection, which you have.

When was your last possible exposure? Have you had genital symptoms? What made you test for herpes?

You can try another IgG test, but that might give you the same result. You can get a western blot test (not easy to get, but is the best way to determine what you have or don't have), or try another test, like a BioKit.

You can read more about that in the Herpes Handbook - https://westoverheights.com/herpes/the-updated-herpes-handbook/

More about the Western Blot - http://depts.washington.edu/herpes/pages/frequently_asked_questions#faqCat-4 Your doctor can order it, or you can contact Terri Warren at Westover Heights (the handbook site) and she can help you get one.

You can also assume it's a false positive, depending on your risks, symptoms, etc. That's up to you. I can't advise you to do that without knowing anything about it, though.

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