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I had a positive swab a year ago(hsv2),  after i was taking igg tests to see if it was something i just contracted or had for a long time. They came back negative so i thought id wait a while to see if they would come back positive eventually

one year later i havent had any break outs or and still havent had a positive igg blood test. 


My break out didnt look typical and i had 4 negative swabs before my last positive one but im pretty sure i have hsv2since thats what the swab confirmed, but i just dont get why my igg is still negative


is there a reason my igg would be negative after a year? or something i should be concerned about


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Hey @fallingupwards I think the best option is to get a Westernblot, is that feasible? Do you know the manufacturer of the IgG test? Is there a description of the test?  Some doctors do PCR on blood for example and call it a herpes test!!!

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Hey @fallingupwardswhere are you?

The Westernblot is feasible in the US but somewhat harder elsewhere. 

A good start is to go to this page: https://www.medialab.com/dv/dl.aspx?d=888843&dh=b0bc7&u=110081&uh=a6e1e

Print it out and take it to your regular doctor to discuss. Another approach is to have a phone consult with Westover Heights Clinic and they can take care of the testing for you.

I think though you should focus on the testing you have had? Are you sure it is IgG? What are the results/values? 

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Im pretty sure its Igg

i live in the US so if theres a certain igg test provider you would suggest i would be happy to consider that instead


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Hey @fallingupwards yes that's very clear.. and you are also negative for HSV-1?

In that case it is really worthwhile proceeding to a Westernblot, It will confirm what type you have, or if it is negative, will strongly bring into question the swab.

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