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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:31 pm 

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:cry: This is the first time that I have been tested and here are the results:

Herpes I IgG: 1.7 (positive)
Herpes II IgG: 0.00

Herpes IgM: .65 (negative)

What does the results actually means? Do it shows if it was a recent infection or past infection?

I have read a lot of stuff in these days about this but still feel very confused.

I will greatly appreciate all the comments to help me understand them.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:17 pm 

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The test results show that you are positive for Herpes Simplex 1 and negative for Herpes Simplex 2. The results can't tell if this was a recent or past infection. Don't go by the Igm results because those have too many windows for error .

Simplex 1 is very common and over 70% of adults have HSV 1. It is mainly acquired in childhood. For example, your mom kisses you and if she ever had a cold sore then she just passed it on to you. It also prefers the face but in some cases can be transmitted by oral sex. Simplex 1 prefers the face but when it is in the genital region, it loses it's punch so to speak and in most cases, outbreaks are mild and less common. A small percentage of people have frequent outbreaks but Herpes can be managed with antivirals, stress management, and diet.

So in a sense you pretty much have the most common HSV virus taht gives people those annoying cold sores.I hope this helps you and if there are any questions, just ask away. We're here to help you as much as we possibly can :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:22 pm 

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Oh yeah don't have a sad face. I know it's tough but please be assured it will be ok. The blood test looks for antibodies to the virus and that's how your results are calculated. Don't worry too much . Take care
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