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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Infections
Question: my Doctor's office said I was exposed to herpes via a blood test, what does that mean please?

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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
This means that most probably you have HSV IgG positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have been through your question.

You should know that if your lab result(HSV IgG) is positive for HSV (1 or 2) this means that you are exposed to herpes virus 1 or 2.
Usually, HSV 2 is responsible for genital herpes and HSV 1 for oral herpes.

I hope my answer helps you. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards.


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