[Question #5257] Herpes

23 months ago
My igG for herpes 2 came back as 0.10 what does this mean??? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
23 months ago
That means that your IgG test for HSV 2 is negative.  Great news for you.  However, you should know a little bit more about this test.
It misses only 8% of HSV 2 infections AND if you test too soon after a concerning sexual experience, it can be falsely negative.  If you wait 12 weeks from the encounter to be tested, that is as accurate as it is going to be.

Terri
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