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if it says i am reactive and the interpretation is herpes simplex virus lgG antibodies detected... what does that mean?????
have never had a cold sore in my life... no genital lesions ever...what am I..... so confused...
The herpes blood test detect the herpes antibodies rather than the actual virus. The herpes antibodies is the protein created by the actual virus. The... For detail, click here
Posted on Apr 25, 2018
Almost everyone has been exposed to hsv1 and or hsv2 at some point in their life. It is much more easily transmitted than most doctors will admit. Most of us get it as babies from some irresponsible or ignorant adult kissing us with a latent infection. If you have no exposure, and thus no antibodies, then you will get a full-blown primary infection from your first exposure to someone with a latent infection who is shedding partial virus dna. Likewise, with no hsv2 antibodies, you will get a primary from sex with someone who is asymptomatic but shedding the first time you have sex, even with a condom. You may be asymptomatic because you have a strain that has mutated to have few or no skin symptoms or you may have acquired a strong immunity from a primary infection as a baby. Also, hsv can present as facial or genital area pimples without ever forming cold sores or fever blisters. Different strains cause different symptoms.