HSV IgG +ve but IgM -ve?
I got an STD profile done a couple of days ago. It included an HSV 1+2 IgM, Serum (CLIA) and an HSV 1+2 IgG, Serum (CLIA) test. I got a 0.50 result on the IgM test and a 30.00 result on the IgG test. I've never had any outbreaks. I used to have oral lesions inside the mouth (many years ago as a teen) that used to go away on having Vitamin B12 capsules as prescribed by my then doctor. What does this result mean for me?
Doctor Answers (1) on HSV IgG +ve but IgM -ve?
Hello. Compared to IgM, herpes IgG antibodies develop more slowly. This means that the detected infection is several months old. You have had infection in your recent past and not a fresh one.
You need to take medicine.
Avoid sex with multiple partners and keep yourself clean.
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