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Hi I Just got my test results back for Herpes and My doctor and I were very confused on reading it. I Had what i believe was a herpes break out but not sure if it was from oral or sex. Just want to put this to rest and finally know the truth on if i have type 1 or 2..both or none.

here are the results...

1st page read....


Results Abnormal Reference Range
HERPES I Ab. (IgG) 1.70 HI <0.90*
HERPES II Ab. (IgG) 0.08 <0.90*
HERPES SIMP.Ab. (IgM) see below
HERPES TYPING see below



Then on 2nd page it confused me and read....

**Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 & 2 IGM ABS (EIA) W/ REFLEX IFA

Results Abnormal Reference Range
HSV Type 1 IgM Antibodies <0.8 <0.8 index
HSV Type 2 IgM Antibodies 1.7 HIGH <0.8


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replied December 4th, 2008
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A5040
As I could understand from your serological laboratory test you are positive for Anti-HSV-1-antibodies IgG-class which means you got infected with HSV-1 in the past. You are negative for Anti-HSV-2-antibodies from the class IgM which means that infection with HSV-1 is not acute but chronic. On the other hand positivity for Anti-HSV-2-antibodies from the class IgM suggests that probably you have recently been infected with HSV-2.








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