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bluesand101

Need help deciphering results!

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bluesand101

So I was confirmed to be GHSV2+ in January, and have been doing okay since, but am trying to figure out an approximate time of when I contracted the virus. I know there is no definite way of knowing, but I thought that someone on here might be of help in deciphering my test results.

They are as follows:

Herpes simplex antibody titre (CFT) 8

Herpes simplex virus (Types 1&2) IgM (IFT): Negative

Herpes simplex virus Type 1 IgG (IFT): Negative

Herpes simplex virus Type 2 IgG (IFT): Positive

Herpes simplex type 2 IgG (EIA): Equivocal

These results suggest a recent herpes simplex virus type 2 infection. Rising antibody titre(s) in a further specimen will confirm recent information. Please submit a further specimen in 14 days for confirmation.

I never submitted another blood sample because it was pretty obvious from my symptoms and the positive IgG that I have HSV2 (also confirmed in a swab test). However, I am confused about the "equivocal" result. I think my antibody titre is 8, so wouldn't that be a high amount? And by recent, does that mean within the last month? Sorry I am just trying to figure out who I got this from so I can let them know and hopefully prevent them from spreading it to others. Any information on my results would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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