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no antibodies, so how can I be positive for hsv2?

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About 5 years ago i tested positive for hsv1 and hsv2 by culture. Recently i retested by blood test positive for hsv1 but NEGATIVE for hsv2. Test was IgG done by labcorp. I never had symptoms beyond the initial. My understanding is I should have antibodies regardless of outbreak. If no antibodies how can I be positive for hsv2? How should i proceed to determine my actual status? Value was <0.91.

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replied January 8th, 2012
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A30171
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You can consider taking repeat tests for both HSV 1 & 2, to see if the results obtained were correct or not. If the repeat tests show the same results, it is possible that your body/immunity along with treatment could fight out the one strain of infection. Discuss your investigation results with your treating doctor and proceed with further evaluation and assistance as required. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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