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Ok so I have had this knowing for about 4 months. I got it from my current partner. I finally received her results and it says the IGG was 14.70 does that indicate an infection for a while or could antibodies develop that high in 6 months? It ultimately doesn't matter because we both have it but I am just curious as to what that number indicates. 

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LiveLife100

My understanding is that once it's established and in the strong positive range (which it typically would be after 4 months of time for antibodies to build up) the number doesn't tell you anything about how long you've had it. For example I believe my number was around 5 recently and I've had this over 17 years... it's possible it was higher or lower when I'd only had it 4 months. My understanding is that the only time the number is more telling is if you have a positive swab and a negative IgG and then a few months later a positive IgG. That indicates that initial swab was likely a new infection. Hope that helps but others can chime in...

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Blahdittilyblah

No it does help she believes she got infected by her ex a couple months before we started talking to each other. She's not sure but that's what she suspects. I was just curious thank you. 

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Sansa218

Hi Blah, wanting to just know for sure just doesn't go away, does it?  I understand exactly how you feel. Ii think we think knowing for sure will somehow make our choice of action more justifiable or understandable.  Follow your heart whenever you feel ready....you know what I mean.

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WilsoInAus

You cannot be overly sure, but I'd suggest the infection is at least 2-3 months old. The testing supports your partner's thinking regarding when infection occurred. 

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