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Bronkus

Negative for HSV 1 and HSV 2, Positive for IGM

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Bronkus

Hello everyone,

I had a blood test that tested negative for HSV 1 and HSV 2 and I tested positive for IGM. My doctor told me that I must have been exposed within the last 4-12 weeks. He also said that the IGM indicates that I would definitely eventually within a few months have HSV 1 or HSV 2. This didn't really sound right because I read somewhere that 9/10 people have the antibodies in them so can someone clarify this? Could it have been before 4-12 weeks, could IGM evolve into HSV 1 or HSV 2? Please someone help I am really worried. Thank You.

Bronkus

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derk

I too tested positive for IGM but negative for hsv1 and negative for hsv2. They doctor had said i could have recently been exposed and there arent many antibodies built up yet but i haven't had sex in about 7 or 8 months. Yes, its been too long. But i am still concerned because i have had these red itchy bumps for about 3 weeks now, though, they have decrased from around 10 to 3 at the base of the shaft. I am going to get tested again in 3 months. Oh and by the way i was diagnosed with mono about 7 months ago also. Could this affect the results of the IGM? I am stressing myself out severley here and am in need of advice. Thanks in advance guys.

-Derek

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RememberToSmile

I have ALWAYS tested positive for IGM (even before I had herpes). The first time I tested positive for IGM was at 18, even at 25 I still tested negative for both HSV 1 and HSV 2. My doctor at first told me the same thing as you all, but then after testing negative for HSV 1 and 2 for years upon years, she did some more research and realized she as wrong (and I was right!)-my IGM was picking up th fact that I had chickenpox and mono as a kid-both from the herpes family but NOT HSV 1 or 2. So, there ya go :-) Hopefully that brings some peace of mind to you both!

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