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    Old 02-11-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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    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

     
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    Old 02-14-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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    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?
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    Old 02-21-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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    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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