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What Is The Difference Between Herpes Igg And Igm

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
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IGG, IGM, CMV

My wife and I (a lesbian couple) have decided to start a family using a known donor. We have asked that he gives us copies of current STD/HIV tests stating that he is negative to all. He is sending us additional tests results that were performed...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You need to have a copy of the results. I don't know what is being referred to as IgM levels are "normal". Antibody levels indicate exposure (past or current) and most likely indicate clearance and immunity to infection. Read more »

herpes test

tested positive for hsv-2 IgG and negative for hsv-1 IgG and negative for hsv 1/2 IgM.Please what does this mean? and will it make my hiv virus worse?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You have been exposed to HSV-2 in the past. Unlikely to affect your HIV infection. Read more »

Anti Hbc (IgG and IgM)

what exactly does IgG and IgM test for? I was non reactive to this test and had surface antibodies ..145.80 ..and was surface antigen negative..when i asked the nurse if this test could indicate if i was infected in the past she said no..? im lost
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your blood tests indicate prior vaccination to HBV in the past. You are protected. Read more »

How soon to test for Herpes

Dear Dr:About 4 days after unprotected sex, I began suffering from irritated and painful genitals. After one week of continuous symptoms, I had a blood-test for anti-herpes IgM for HSV2, and came out negative. Should I trust this result, or did I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...early for positive IgM. However, I am curious as to why an antibody test was performed (and that you might have had a positive IgG indicative of past exposure), were there no characteristic lesions that would be associated with a herpes... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...recurrence, and infected people can have symptoms. HSV remains in certain nerve cells of your body for life. When the virus is triggered to be active, it travels along the nerves to your skin. There, it makes more virus and sometimes new sores... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...of hepatitis C that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact... Read more »
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herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test??? Thanks, SF Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well Read more »

hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has Read more »