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I had a major primary outbreak in January 2017, I'm almost certain that I had just been infected. When I did a blood test 9 weeks later it showed that I had NO HSV 1 and my IGG levels for HSV 2 were 5.1. I have heard that it usually takes longer for them to get to that level so I'm wondering if:

1. I had such an intense primary outbreak that I developed IGGs sooner OR

2. I had already been infected before and I even if I already had a significant number of IGGs, I still had a major outbreak.

BTW, I haven't had another one since and it's been 6 months.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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WilsoInAus

After infection, 50% of people test positive on an IgG test 4 weeks later. 10% is added each week there after and the last 10% can take 12-16 weeks.

Your result is therefore aligned with when you think you were infected. Over 90% of people test positive by then! 5.1 is not that high.

It is pretty certain you were infected in the days leading into what you feel is your primary outbreak.

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10 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

After infection, 50% of people test positive on an IgG test 4 weeks later. 10% is added each week there after and the last 10% can take 12-16 weeks.

Your result is therefore aligned with when you think you were infected. Over 90% of people test positive by then! 5.1 is not that high.

It is pretty certain you were infected in the days leading into what you feel is your primary outbreak.

Thank you for the input! Very helpful.

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