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can vaccinations raise levels to show HSV?

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On April 17, 2013 I received vaccinations to go on a trip to Africa. I received Typhoid, Meningitis, Yellow fever, Polio, and my first Hep A. On May 7, 2013 I went for my annual pap and requested a full panel for HIV, and STD's. I obtained the results that everything was well except I showed a positive result on HSV one was a value of 1.1 and the other was a value of 3.25. My IgG levels were raised. I have never had any cold sores nor have I had any sores in my vagina. Could my vaccinations have raised my levels to show HSV? Also if so how long should I wait to be retested?


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replied May 11th, 2013
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A43353
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The vaccine should not increase your HSV IgG levels. If the levels are raised, it would indicate previous infection. If worried, you may consider taking repeat tests after a month to see if the levels still show positive results. For further evaluation, clarification and assistance, visit your treating doctor/healthcare provider. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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