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Bluepanther 02-11-2011 02:52 PM

Confused about test results
HSV2 igG 2.75
negative <0.91
Equivocal 0.91-1.09
positive >1.09

Doctor says I am positive for HSV2

Explanation beneath numbers states confusing information:

Negative indicates no antibodies detected to HSV-2
Equivocal may suggest early infection
Positive indicates antibodies detected to HSV-2.

So do I have it and if so is it saying it is a new infection or recent one? I was married for 20 years and never had any signs of infection or outbreak at any time. Been divorced for less than a year and been with one person recently so its one of two people I got it from. Just really confused

Truthseek 02-14-2011 04:34 PM

Re: Confused about test results
"Technically" the 2.75 indicates positve but most doctors will recommend retesting in a few months if the result is below 3.50. Did they also do any kind of culture swab along with the blood test?

HerpDerp 02-21-2011 08:38 AM

Re: Confused about test results
Hi truthseeker,

From the rating would it ever be possible to determine how long the infect has been present?

Thank you

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