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Could it be herpes if I got a negative IGG test result at 9 weeks post exposure?

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Question: herpes? I got a neg igg at 9 weeks
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding HSV

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
A negative IgG for HSV at 9 weeks almost rules out herpes simplex virus infection, however, I suggest you to take a repeat test at 12-16 weeks for a conclusive result.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (12 hours later)
please advise. I've been told 9 weeks is a good enough time for conclusivity. what are my odds of not having hsv2 in that picture and at 12 weeks based on my negative at 9 weeks. I also got a pcr blood dna test ( they withdrew blood from my arm) at 4 weeks and got negative.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
The odds are very less if you have a negative IgG test at 9 weeks. DNA PCR from blood is not reliable for diagnosing genital herpes.. It would have been reliable if it was done from a mucocutaneous /clinical lesion.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (22 minutes later)
does the pic look like herpes ?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding genital lesions

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
I can see multiple erosions in this image. Clinically this could be kept as a possibility of herpes.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Could it be herpes if I got a negative IGG test result at 9 weeks post exposure?

Brief Answer: Regarding HSV Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern. A negative IgG for HSV at 9 weeks almost rules out herpes simplex virus infection, however, I suggest you to take a repeat test at 12-16 weeks for a conclusive result. Regards