[Question #6877] IgG test is always negative - possible to still have?

11 months ago
My ex-spouse had HSV2 before we met. Was married for 20 years. We were very careful timing our intercourse. My IgG test have always been negative (index < 0.9) with one exception of a 0.15 reading. Most recent test still < 0.90.  Is there any way I could pass to new partner even if test always negative? Never had symptoms.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
11 months ago
There is a 92% chance that this test is accurate, that you are not infected with HSV 2.  That is the sensitivity of the IgG test in comparison to the gold standard herpes western blot.  That's pretty darn good, and add that to no symptoms, maybe even slightly higher.

Terri
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