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I am reading my lab results and trying to understand them.

HSV I/II IgG = 9.3 Index 0.0-0.8

HSV 1 IgG, Type Spec = 1.35 Index 0.00 - 0.90

HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec = <0.91 Index 0.00 - 0.90

What exactly does it mean?

Last week I found weird stuff on my penis, after looking at pictures I thought it could be Herpes. Got my lab results today, does it mean I have Genital Herpes 1 or 2? What is the 9.3 index mean?


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its a low positive for type 1...get tested again in a couple of weeks to make sure. anything <.91 is negative.

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its a low positive for type 1...get tested again in a couple of weeks to make sure. anything <.91 is negative.

I will. I am just so confused. Have not been able to sleep for the last week or so. I had and talked to my gf about it. She will get a blood test this coming Monday.

It has been really hard for us. She is such a great person and has been very supporting the entire time. It's so hard to understand what the results means. I just want to get this over with and get on with my life. My life has changed so much this year already.

In addition to my original post.

there was also this result.

HSV, IgM i/II Combination = 2.18 HIGH Ratio 0 - 0.91.

There were so many results in my test that I did not read the IgM results. But regardless it seems IgG results are important.

I have read about Igm and IgG and it seems IgG results are more accurate. I just dont know, in reality it all seems it won't really matter. I will jut have to add HSV-1 to my HepB diagnosis.


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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • Gems
      I've had neg swabs but I am sure you'll get it. Follow the process. I haven't read the thread in exact detail, but if you have documentation of doctors mishandling your case when you get/ if you get a poss inform them in writing as well as the medical board I think.  Under diagnosis is as problematic as false pos and reducing transmission is good.
    • MikeIke
      @WilsoInAusi wish you were right.  you can't say that with such confidence having never met me though.  I had one MD look at my sore on Sunday @ 8pm, said it was not looking herpetic but to come back in the morning.  I came back in the morning and he said it looked exactly like a cold sore/HSV1 based on the changes / "ablative look" to the skin around the lip.  The Dermatologists have never seen me with a sore until yesterday, too, and had only seen pictures.  They're used to the classic HSV2 look that shows up in Google Images. I think the swab test will be definitive - we broke open the sore and sent it off within  48 hours of appearing.  I'm also waiting for my 13 week IGG type specific HerpeSelect Immunoblot any day now using RequestATest - LabCorp.
    • Gems
      Not really wanting to call Terry.  I'll be checking the term anecdotal as I agree it may not be the best term. Maryland University seems to disagree and there was a researcher looking into random transmissions off poss objects in the eighties.

      There are two cases of torts in the USA in regards to transmission from surfaces. These require a 50% probability in causation and would be medically confirmed. I would say the reason it is less documented as people just deal with it and get on with their lives or it happens more frequently in lower socio economic groups that all just go into denial.

      I'm collecting the less than usual experiences Wilson, and not all professionals agree with Terry. These myths in my experience do not always get around with no basis.
    • Gems
      You can use the ignore button however they will still see your comments.
    • Gems
      The thread was more about antibodies any ways and I was just mostly sharing my experience of reading  those who claim a neg IgG. I am sorry I veered from that here.

      One person I have read here claim neg IgG. And years ago there were two people who also claimed neg IgG.

      It is up to each person to do their own research before they spend money on products.  

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