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Old 03-03-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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Re: Fasle Negative????

Hey there,

I had a sort of similar situation, except, well, mine is quite a bit more confusing. I tested negative as well on these tests, but basically I was told that in some people it can even take up from 12-16 weeks before you start making antibodies. In addition, prior to my test, I was not aware that there is a gG deficient strain of herpes that is not properly detected by the type-specific tests. I've read that anywhere between 0.7 and 10% of infected people might have this strain.