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Jesscat

Positive IGM, how long to wait for IGG

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    Jesscat

    Hi everyone,

    I've been sleeping with someone for three months who has HSV2 (I didn't know).

    Three weeks ago had my first symptoms (no blisters, though); had IGM that came back positive, and IGG that came back negative. 

    How long should I wait to take IGG again? Is it 14 weeks from first symptoms/outbreak? I'm still feeling like shite, but still no lesions.

    I hear that the IGM is very unpredictable. Is it because it tests for HSV1 and HSV2? I keep forgetting the reasons...

    Would it be beneficial to start Valtrex now, before I have true diagnosis? Thanks everyone!!!!!

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    LucyLevi

    Hi Jesscat

    Don't take any antivirals as these can affect the results of a blood test. You need to have an IGG test at 12 weeks post last exposure

    Hope it's negative!

    Lucy 

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