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RainyDay2

Why I think the IGG blood tests are worthless

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RainyDay2

Herpes hides out in the nerves.  It’s essentially a nerve virus.  It evades the immune system by doing this.  So if the immune system is responsible for creating antibodies, how can it do so if the virus is evading the immune system by hiding in the nerves?  The virus is never found in the blood stream.  It travels through nerve pathways when it reactives and decides to cone out to the skin which is why some people get the typical herpes looking outbreaks.  But if you don’t get those outbreaks, and only get the other symptoms that can’t be seen, how would you expect to get a positive IGG antibody reading if the virus is hiding from your body?? Maybe that is why so many of us continually test negative on IGG even though we have herpes symptoms and no sores.  I mean how would scientists truly know how many infections the IGG tests miss?  Maybe it’s missing a ton more than what they say it is.

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WilsoInAus

The virus expresses many protein antigens and these are readily identifiable by our amazing bodies.

Although the DNA hides within cells, its signature does not.

The immune system has over 80 responses to HSV 1/2. About 30’of these use blood to transport through the body.

If you have the virus, you have an immune response, no question. That doesn’t mean that IgG testing is perfect, but it’s amongst the best indicators. 

A blood test is only one test. Swabbing is the hunt for the virus itself. 

If a person cannot detect the virus through swabs and has no positive IgG then 99.9%+ chance they are negative.

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RainyDay2

I see.  Thanks for that information man.  Unfortunately swabbing is worthless if you dont’ get any typical lesions.  

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WilsoInAus

But that’s the point if you cannot gain a positive swab and your blood is negative then you don’t have herpes.

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