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 HSV positive cause abortion?

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 IgG positive, CMV and rubella positive. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 v...  Read Full »

Is it good to have high IgG levels in the TORCH test while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but we had to drop. After dropping pregnancy, we consulted our gynecologist and he suggested us to have TORCH test. The result of TORCH before eight months was rubella IgG 40.62 and IgM 0.62, CMV IgG 8.89 and IgM 0.28 and herpes IgG 2.97 and IgM 0.56. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella, CMV (cytomegalovirus) and herpes IgG positivity (immunoglobulin G) indicate that she had these infections in the past and now is immune to them. These infections will not happen again except herpes. Nothing needs to be done for these reports and you can go...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for the sore at the tip of my lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this sudden sore at the tip of my lips. I am wondering what could it be. I used to have frequent fat sacks, but this seems very different. I am attaching a close-up photo of it. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and have seen the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having herpes infection which is a viral infection. You should try taking a course of antiviral like tablet Acyclovir 400 mg thrice in a ...  Read Full »

I have tested positive for Herpes simplex virus IgG. Please suggest some treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have taken an STD test and it came positive for HSV type 1 IgG. Please suggest some treatment for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Kindly send your reports. HSV is one of the most common causes of genital ulcers in the United States. HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus- 1) is usually acquired in childhood by contact with oral secretions that contain the virus. HSV-1 is traditionally associated with the ...  Read Full »

HSV 1 and 2 are positive. But, my doctor says no treatment is required. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am contacting you regarding some health issues. Recently, I got affected by some infection in the private parts, which looks like an ulcer with fluid. However, I neglected it and did not consult a doctor assuming it would be a simple urine infection. I then visited a gynecologist, and sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. You have genital herpes. It is a sexually transmitted disease and is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV - type 1 and 2. Your test is positive for both HSV type 1 and type 2. IgM positivity and IgG negativ...  Read Full »

Is HIV 1, 2, and p24 combo test results reliable?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally touched the vaginal fluid of a sex worker two and a half months ago. I had cracked skin on my finger. It was a deep crack, but not a bleeding crack. So, I consulted a local doctor there. He gave me PEP medicines for 30 days. It was Teno-EM and Lamivir. Five weeks later, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. There was actually no need for PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). The HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) virus does not enter through cracks, especially if it is more than a few hours old and is not freshly bleeding. Nevertheless, your HIV ...  Read Full »

I have positive IgG HSV-2 on a blood test but negative on the western blot test. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,Six months before, I ordered an STD panel and received a high level of herpes-2 on the IgG test. I did a retest using IgG four days later and got a high result. Then about six weeks later, I sent in a sample for western blot, and it came back negative for types 1 and 2. My partner did the ...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your herpes-2-IgG is positive, and your western blot test is negative in the report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Since your western blot (gold standard serological test) came negative, we can take it as conclusive...  Read Full »

I tested positive for HSV-2-IgG without any genital lesions. Is that a false-positive result?

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

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 h...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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