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I was tested for herpes back in July and my IGG results were as follows HSV-1: 1.5 positive and HSV-2: 0.19 negative. My doctor told me I tested positive for both 1&2 but I think he was looking at my IGM results which both read positive. Also after research I now know IGM results are useless. I sought another opinion from an online STD specialist from a credible website and they said that I don't have HSV-2 but there is a chance I have HSV-1. When I was tested I hadn't had sexual relations in about 6-7 months and never showed symptoms of herpes. I am writing this post because in the back of my mind I still wonder if the 0.19 IGG negative reading for HSV-2 is correct. I'm not too concerned about the HSV-1 because I never had cold sores and understand I could have attracted it when I was a kid. I wonder if I should get retested eventhough I haven't had sexual relations since being tested due to my uncertainty. Any input would be appreciated.

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The online doctor was correct your results do not indicate infection of HSV-2 and the IgM test cannot distinguish between types. That said you should retest 3-6 mo past the last sexual contact or last symptoms you experienced (whatever caused you to get tested) to get an accurate result for HSV-2.

Blood tests can take between 12 weeks to 6 months to become positive though most people will show a reliable result after 12wks.

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