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Herpes Igg

Herpes IgG is a type of antibody that is produced in the body following infection with herpes virus. The presence of herpes IgG is used as a test to diagnose herpes infection. Usually, a sample from the cold sore or blood is used to test for the presence of this antibody.

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Can you test positive for HSV-1 even without any sores?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years back, I got STI testing and asked for all of the tests available. I am starting a new relationship and wanted to be thorough. The results showed positive for HSV type 1 (which I knew). I got cold sores when I was a kid and mildly positive for type 2. It was something I research...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, the herpes simplex virus stays dormant in your body and produces IgG antibodies, which indicate chronic infection or exposure. The IgM antibodies indicate more acute exposure or response. Under normal circumstances, HSV type 1 and type 2 make distinct antibo...  Read Full »

Should I take Acyclovir medicine for asymptomatic HSV-1 IgG positive results?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I weigh 68 Kg and my height 5'5". I am in a healthy status. History: No episodes of herpes except chickenpox in childhood. No infection of HIV - clinically tested every 6 months since last 7 years. I am straight and only 1 relationship with spouse. Both me and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for providing all the details. I shall answer your questions one by one. 1. As you have mentioned that you do not have any symptoms at the moment, there is no need to take Acyclovir. 2. A repeat test can be done just for your reassurance. Chances of false positi...  Read Full »

Are my flu-like symptoms due to HIV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, About 4 weeks ago, I got oral sex from a partner whose HIV status is unknown to me. I did only that with her. I always thought that it represented no risk of contamination to HIV. Now the thing is that about 1 week after that intercourse, I did a general blood test and found out that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly pre-existing lesion of herpes or any genital ulcer on the penis during sexual intercourse or oral sex increases the chances of HIV transmission. Your blood report came positive for Herpes 1 and 2. Herpes 1 mostly causes oral ulcers, and herpes 2 causes genital l...  Read Full »

I am HSV-2-IgG positive without any genital lesions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have never had any genital lesions, but I recently tested positive for HSV-2 IgG with 2.29 Hg. What is the likelihood that this is a false result?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. If HSV-IgG is positive, you must have had a herpes infection. Once infected with the HSV virus, you will always test positive for HSV-IgG. Any person once infected with herpes remains infected life long. Once the virus...  Read Full »

I had three negative IgM tests. Can I conclude I do not have herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a brief interaction with a woman who is very likely to have STD, specifically herpes, and I have a few questions about herpes testing. The full story is that about three weeks ago, after a bad breakup, I went to a massage parlor. The parlor was the type that is sort of seedy and kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case in detail. And after detailed analysis of your contact, it is concluded that you basically are not sure whether the woman actually had any herpes or not. Moreover, all your test results till now are negative. So, in absence of any symptoms ...  Read Full »

My herpes IgM and IgG are 3.5 and 4. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 year old female. I have got my STD and HIV done. I have attached my reports for your reference. All look clear, but herpes simplex virus IgM and IgG are 350 mg/dL and 400 mg/dL. I have no other symptoms. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The results showed that you have both immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) positive to herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 and 2). With this information it is difficult to differentiate whether it is type 1 HSV (less likely to be genital) or type 2 (more likely t...  Read Full »

My wife and I have positive HSV and CMV. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my wife got tested for chromosome test as my wife had failed premature delivery. The test result indicates that we are HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) IgG (Immunoglobulins) positive, CMV (Cytomegalovirus) and rubella positive. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This indicates that TORCH infections (toxoplasmosis, other - syphilis, etc., rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes) might have caused the premature delivery or stillbirth. HSV (herpes simplex virus) causes herpes, CMV is cytomegalovirus and rubella is another viral infecti...  Read Full »

What are my chances of acquiring herpes from my partner who has IgG antibodies for HSV 1 and 2?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is asymptomatic but has IgG antibodies for HSV 1 and 2. She does have oral lesions sometimes but never genital. I am HSV 1, HSV 2, IgG, and IgM negative. What are my chances of getting it via sexual intercourse? What is the lowest my risk can be and how?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. Herpes simplex virus 1 or 2 can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact or kissing or as STD (sexually transmitted infection). The chances are higher when there are active lesions. Avoidance of contact especially around this time may be o...  Read Full »

What do IgG antibodies indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I had swelling on my foreskin and glans with a discharge under the foreskin with painful urination, and this started after three days of exposure. And the doctor gave me Fluconazole, Doxycycline, and antivirals. After a month, it got better, and I went for a lab test for HSV Ig and IgG, ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Puneet Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HSV IgG, once positive, can be positive for a longer time. It just shows past infection and is not of much concern.  Read Full »

My HSV IgG levels are elevated. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am about to get married. I have got my STD and HIV tests done and the below-mentioned has come as a result. The following are non-reactive or negative: VDRL, HIV 1 and 2, antibodies screening test, chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibody, and TPHA including HSV 1 and...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. IgG herpes simplex means antibodies to some old past infection. So, the drug prescribed by your doctor has no role. I will not recommend any treatment as you do not have any symptoms.   Read Full »

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