What is the normal range for HSV?
|Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG
|Less than 0.80: Negative
|0.80 – 0.99: Equivocal-Repeat in 10-14 days may be helpful.
|Greater than 0.99: Positive – May indicate a current or previous HSV infection.
|Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgM
|Less than 0.90: Negative
What does it mean when HSV-1 is high?
A positive HSV-1 or HSV-2 IgG antibody test means antibodies are present in your blood, which means you have had an infection in the past even if you haven’t noticed any symptoms.
What does HSV 2 0.90 mean?
0.90-1.09 IV. Equivocal – Questionable presence of IgG antibody to HSV type 2 glycoprotein G. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful. 1.10 IV or greater. Positive – IgG antibody to HSV type 2 glycoprotein G detected, which may indicate a current or past HSV infection.
What is a high index for HSV 2?
Fuchs, personal communication), in our sexually transmitted disease clinic, results are categorized by index value: scores of 1.1–3.5 are considered to be low positive and scores >3.5 are considered to be high positive.
Should I tell my partner I have HSV-1?
And what you describe isn’t unusual: Most adults have been exposed to oral herpes (HSV-1) and many of us do not remember having a cold sore. Oral-to-genital transmission in the absence of an outbreak is rare, so you don’t need to share this bit of news with your future partners.
Should I be worried if I have HSV-1?
And it’s not just the risk of spreading a cold sore that you should be worried about. If you have an HSV-1 infection, you can give your partner genital herpes through oral sex. Having an open sore increases risk of an STD by providing the virus or bacteria a direct route into the body.
Can HSV-1 antibodies go away?
It may take between six and eight weeks to detect antibodies in a herpes blood test after first becoming infected with HSV. Also, antibodies may disappear with time, especially if the person has infrequent recurrences of herpes.
Can HSV-2 antibodies go away?
Will HSV-1 turn into HSV-2?
People who already have HSV-1 infection are not at risk of getting it again, but they are still at risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) genital infection (see below).
Can HSV 2 antibodies go away?
Can you have hsv2 and never have an outbreak?
It turns out you can have herpes without knowing it, even in a monogamous relationship. That’s because even if there are no noticeable symptoms like small red bumps, white blisters, pain, or itching, you can still spread the viral cells and unknowingly infect a partner.