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I recently had a blood test for STD's and came back positive for HSV2. I have never had any outbreaks or symptoms. I was due to get my regular pap smear a week after receiving the news, so my doctor said he was going to run a culture on a sample he scraped during the pap smear. That came back negative. He said that means that I don't have the virus, just the antibodies. What does that mean? Could I still possibly have HSV2 and could I pass it to a partner? Could that mean that I have a lower chance of contracting it if I don't have it?
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Please post this in the Herpes Community. However, it depends on what HSV test you took. There are two: IGG and IGM. Most individuals here would definitely tell you that the IGM is a waste of money but the IGG test is reliable. If the culture the doctor took from you tested negative, then, the result may be a false positive or test may have been taken from an IGM test.
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