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Diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Type II lgG. l - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:hi Dr
User:i am worried with my situation now
Doctor:How can I hlp you ?
User:i have recently been diagnose with Herpes Simplex Type II lgG. The reading is 1.15. the indication is (negative will be below 0.9, equivocal 0.91-0.99, positive 1 and above) While my other STD reading like Herpes Simplex Type I lgG is 0.62 (negative will be below 0.9, equivocal 0.91-0.99, positive 1 and above), and Chlamydia lgG is 0.82 (negative below 0.9, borderline 0.9-1.1, positive is anything about 1.1) As we can see from the result. I am -ve for both HSV 1 and Chlamydia. and is +ve for HSV 2, which is the genital herpes.
User:i have some questions
User:1) for those 2 that shows i am -ve but does it mean that i do have a certain amount of virus in my body? why is there a number shown?
User:2) for HSV 2, is there anything i can do about it? what would be the seriousness of the number displayed? i have not have any outbreak or whatsoever at the moment. I planning to have a child soon, is there any possible way will my child be contractor? Please advise me doctor. I am worried. What would be the recommended vitamins or mineral should i take, or is there any remedies that can help me? please advise
Doctor:No, the two for which you are negative does not have virus in you
Doctor:the number you got is due to the antibodies which can be present in small amounts even when the virus not in the body
Doctor:the small amounts could be due to previous illness or subclinical infection
User:okay thanks for the first answer
User:how about the 2nd question
Doctor:2 ) the readings shown for HSV2 also does not indicate that there is active virus in you
Doctor:Ig G once produced in infections will stay for life
Doctor:its IgM which is the indicator of recent infection and presence of the virus in the body
Doctor:hence the IgG you have for HSV2 could be due to memory of previous infections
User:what would be the amount needed to be shown for it to be severe?
User:is it save for me to have a child now? do i need to go under any medication?
User:safe i mean
Doctor:The reading should be more than 3 to 4 times the range or there should be IgM variety positive
Doctor:I do not completely rule out the presence of infection unless examined
User:whats lgM
Doctor:I do suggest you to go for a detailed examination
Doctor:IgM is a antibody ( body's defence mechanism protein ) produced against infective organisms
User:so Dr, you meant 3-4 times
User:meaning the reading has to be 1.60 and above and its consider active rite?
Doctor:Yes, and an infection is confirmed when clinical findings are present
User:so what test should i call it?
User:for the detailed anaylze?
Doctor:You just need a clinical examination of the genitals to look for any lesions or scars of old lesions
User:with the reading its not possible to tell anything?
User:is HSV 2 a deadly virus?
Doctor:It is possible , as i said the values in you are not enough to consider the presence of an infection
Doctor:As they are not high
User:anyway actually previously, before the checkup
User:i went to a doctor
User:they examine my penis
Doctor:since the values are low and you are planning for a baby , its good to be examined and rule out the infection
User:but they detected ntg
Doctor:if examination has revealed nothing then there is no risk of infecting your partner and future baby too
User:okay meaning with my current reading, i can't infect my partner
User:and anything above 1.6 would be XXXXXXX correct?
User:so doctor, any recommended supplement should i take?
Doctor:take good amount of vitamins and proteins which help you to combat infections
User:what kind of vitamins?
User:vitamin C, grape seed?
Doctor:Yes, Vit C also helps in maintaining the mucos membrane health
Doctor:Multivitamins on whole are always good
Doctor:Is there anything I can help you with ?
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