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Can herpes be detected by a blood test earlier than 3 months after contracting HSV 2 or does it take 3 months to show up in the blood test?? The girl I was with had a blood test done 2 months and 1 week after we had sex the first time and they said she has HSV 2.

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Blood test

Blood test can show up IgG positive at 2-3 weeks. I think 75% of people with HSV 2 show up IgG positive at 6 weeks. 2 Months is very accurate, over 90%, but then again there's always a chance of false positive. If it's an early detection the doctor will test IgM which shows new infection and IgG which will show later infection.

Usually if you tell a doctor it may be a new infection he will test IgM and IgG in case the IgG missed it the IgM will pick it up.

If it's low 1.09-1.50 it could be false positive.

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