What does 1.15 IGG value for HSV-1 indicate?
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Yes, this result would indicate that you have HSV 1. In most labs, if the result is over 1.10 for herpes, the result is interpreted as positive.
HSV 1, however , is very common. It is the cause of cold sores that are seen on the mouth.
It is not the herpes that is typically associated with genital herpes (though can be transferred by oral sex to genitalia).
It is thought that at least 65% of the population has HSV 1.
You may or may not have outbreaks of the mouth sores, many persons do not have any symptoms.
If an outbreak occurs then oral or topical anti viral treatment can be used
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Thanks for answering my question. Is there a chance that it is a false positive?
Also, will I transmit this to my better half, if I have sex with that person. Will this be passed on to the kids if we plan for some?
Please let me know.
There is a very small chance , that it is false positive. If you wish, you can consider repeating in a few weeks to get a definitive answer.
It is possible that it may be transmitted,it is also possible, since this virus is so prevalent, that the person may already have this virus since there are no symptoms in some persons.
If a person has an active initial herpes infection in pregnancy then herpes can be transmitted to the fetus, it can also be transmitted during delivery if there is an active genital infection present.
In terms of transmission to children otherwise , it is possible but not definite. It is transmitted by contact with lesions on the mouth or sharing of utensils where the virus is present (if not washed off adequately).
If there is no contact with lesions and careful cleansing of utensils then it is possible that they may not have it but again , it is very common in the population and there is no stigma attached to cold sores
Please feel free to ask anything else