Herpes 1 and 2 can be contracted during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Although published reports on oral herpes disease in pregnancy remain scarce and no clear management guidelines exist, rare cases of gingivostomatitis (an infection of the mouth and gums that leads to swelling and sore) have been reported during the first trimester and are thought to be linked to oral herpes. The presence of IgM HSV antibodies indicates acute infection with either HSV type 1 or 2. I’ve posted about this before but enough people continue to leave comments on my herpes posts asking about their positive IgM test that it bears repeating. Here is what the lab report says. This test can reliably distinguish between herpes 1 and herpes 2 antibodies. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes.
My Account. Infections with HSV types 1 and 2 can differ significantly in their clinical manifestations and severity. In addition, the results of HSV type-specific IgG testing is sometimes used during pregnancy to identify risks of congenital HSV disease and allow for focused counseling prior to delivery. The presence of IgM herpes simplex virus (HSV) antibodies indicates acute infection with either HSV type 1 or 2. Infections with HSV types 1 and 2 can differ significantly in their clinical manifestations and severity. Repeat testing, or testing by a different method, may be indicated in some settings (eg, patients with low likelihood of HSV infection. I recently had an HSV 1 (Herpes Simplex 1) IgG test which came back positive at a level of 6. 09 numeric result is positive and 6 is so much higher, is there anything further I can decipher from a high numeric test result? Given that the number is a reflection of the presence of antibodies detected which are responding to the viral infection, is a higher numeric result an indication that my immune system is more aggressive than that of a person who is positive at a numeric result of only 1 or 2? Is it an indication of more recent infection? Or is it an indication of a long-term infection? Lastly, with such a high test result, should I even bother with a confirmatory test?. A verbal report of negative, positive, or (sometimes) equivocal would be a more accurate representation of the meaning of the test.
Had they tested you Igm, having HSV 1, can cause a false positive for 2. However, since most cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-2, a positive result for type-2 antibodies most likely indicates genital herpes. 0 votes Report Share reply to jason50784. But the herpes simplex virus antibodies test can help identify the recurrence of a previous infection. But My IGM type 1 Positive IGM type 2 Positive. Can you translate the result for me??? Where did I get the virus??? Dr. Our question is how do they test for herpes and how long can a person be a carrier without showing symptoms? Also, can a person catch herpes while wearing a condom? Thank you for your time. Your partner has herpes, seemingly she has?1st degree?, that means most likely herpes type 1. Current data about oral herpes reports you CAN transmit the virus even though no symptoms are evident.
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Does it mean that I have herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and HSV 2 or just HSV 2? I had blisters on my penis during my recent trip to the US and went to the doctor who prescribed Acyclovir 200 mg to treat them. Genital Herpes Screening – STD Information from CDC. Why does CDC recommend testing for other STDs but not herpes? Healthcare providers in all 50 states are required by law to report the diagnosis of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia to their state or local health departments and eventually to CDC. You can get the latest information about genital herpes at the Genital Herpes Health Center. Their first question is, Has my partner been cheating on me? Here’s the problem: If you get a pap and the PCR HSV test portion is negative for herpes, does that mean you don’t have herpes? A serum herpes simplex antibodies test checks for antibodies to the herpes simplex virus. This means that most people who have been infected with HSV will have the corresponding antibodies. What Do My Test Results Mean? Most new cases of genital herpes infection do not cause symptoms, and many people infected with HSV-2 are unaware that they have genital herpes. For more information, see In-Depth Report 91: Birth control options for women. Patients diagnosed with genital herpes should also be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases. But results from this study indicate that prior infection with HSV-1 — which the majority of study participants had at the start of the vaccine trials — did not protect people from becoming infected with HSV-2. Dr. John Pauk and others tested 39 gay men who were infected with the virus but did not have Kaposi’s sarcoma.