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Hsv Igg Test

Herpes immunoglobulin IgG is the test to check if the patient has a current herpes infection present or a past infection. Positive tests indicate a person is carrying the herpes virus in the body. It takes three to six weeks after infection in the body to produce IgG immunoglobulins.

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I tested 49.40 positive for HSV-1. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I tested 49.40 positive for HSV 1. I am wondering if such a high result is indicative of a recent or past infection. If it is a recent infection, I can only think back to two instances where I might have gotten infected. One was last year. Are my results consistent with these dates? Add...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end and I do understand your concern. HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 IgG (immunoglobulin G) is indicative of past infection which may have happened months or even years back. HSV 1 can also be seen during childhood. As y...  Read Full »

My STI tests came negative except for HSV IgG. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Two months back, I had protected oral sex using a condom and also indulged in some open-mouth kissing and breast sucking. A few days later, I started having a little heaviness in my penis after urinating. Out of anxiety, I did sexually transmitted infection (STI) panel tests after one m...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As you have used a condom, you should feel protected. Proper usage of a condom would negate the risks for most STIs (sexually transmitted infections), luckily. Amongst STI panel tests, except for HIV (human immunodefici...  Read Full »

I had a positive HSV-1 IGG result. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent an HSV test, which only included the IGG. Should I also consider an IGM test, and what distinguishes the two? My IGG results indicate positivity for HSV-1. What does this signify? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you proceed with the test as it serves as the first line of defense against pathogens like bacteria or viruses. It differs from IGG (immunoglobulin G), produced in response to prolonged exposure to harmful patho...  Read Full »

Is my HSV a misdiagnosis and could mono cause genital lesions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out regarding a situation last year when I developed a small genital ulcer and was diagnosed with genital herpes after consulting multiple doctors who held differing opinions. Alongside this, I experienced swollen lymph nodes. I underwent both blood (IgG and IgM) and swab...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Once HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus) IgG antibodies are detected in the blood, they persist, signaling a prior herpes infection. There is a chance of HSV-1 causing genital herpes, especially through activities like oral sex. When you are not experiencing active lesion...  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 »

I had protected oral sex three months back. Could I have contracted HSV or HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a massage parlor three months back. I had protected oral sex using a condom and also indulged in some open-mouth kissing and breast sucking. A few days later, I started having a little heaviness in the penis after urine. Out of anxiety, I did STI (sexually transmitted infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single-protected oral sex and kissing are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. However, HSV (herpes simplex virus) can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, kissing, or as...  Read Full »

Can HSV-2 results be positive after being normal once?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has HSV-2. He previously got tested and they told him that it could potentially be a false negative, then he got tested again for which we are waiting for the results. We used protection but the condom broke and he ejaculated in me. Does that mean I have it now? I got tested...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. In case he had active lesions the chance of getting HSV is high for you. Since there were equivocal results for him we can assume that the chance for you to get an HSV infection is low. It is a well-established fact that people with HSV-2 s...  Read Full »

Is it possible to be HSV positive after getting a negative HSV IgG test report?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to have a negative HSV IGG test and be positive for HSV? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. If IGG (immunoglobulin G) is negative for HSV (herpes simplex virus), it cannot be positive, so if you have tested negative for HSV IGG, it is negative only. So do not worry; your partner will not get a virus from you. But in the future, it...  Read Full »

Will my HSV IgG test become negative after taking the antiviral medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild itching at times. I also have a yeast infection, and I tested positive for HSV IgG. What should I do? Will this test become negative after taking medications? Kindly give your suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. HSV (herpes simplex virus) IgG (immunoglobulin G) test indicates the following: 1. If you test positive for IgG but not IgM (immunoglobulin M), it means that you are having an existing infection that has been prevailing for at least two mont...  Read Full »

I am 31 years old and married with two kids, but I do not have any symptoms. Please interpret my test results for HSV.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old and married with two kids. I have no symptoms. I went to my obstetrician and asked if they ever tested me for HSV and was informed no, so I asked to be tested. I had anxiety and depression before the testing. I take Klonopin PRN and Effexor daily. I have attached my labo...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It would be better if you would send me your detailed obstetrical, gynecological, medical, surgical, drug, and medical history. A report of this IgG (immunoglobulin G) and IgM (immunoglobulin M) would be be...  Read Full »

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