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HSV-2 results were 1.67H what does this mean?

1.67H is that high or low. Recent or past exposure?
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Yes, good questions - is this an IgM or IgG test?

When was your most recent possible exposure?

If this is an IgM test, that's a terrible test. It's unreliable and shouldn't be done on anyone but newborns.




The CDC also recommends against it, as does pretty much every expert in the field.

If it's an IgG, that's a really low positive. It could be a false positive, which you can confirm with another test 12 weeks from your most recent exposure, or with a Western Blot if it's been 12 weeks.

If you've had a recent exposure - within maybe 6 weeks - your numbers could be rising, but it could also still be a false positive. You could test again at 12 weeks.

The CDC and every single expert in the field believes that a result under a 3.5 needs to be confirmed. At 1.67, you probably have around an 80% chance of this being a false positive if this is a 12 week test.

What led you to test? Did you have symptoms? A known exposure to someone who has herpes? Was it a known exposure?
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Sorry auntiejessi I thought it was 2.5
Oh no worries - I didn't even notice, and it still means he needs to get it confirmed.

No big deal. :)
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If you truly have it that would be recent infection. You would need confirmation test with western blot or to wait 8-12 weeks and retest. Anything under 2.5 needs confirmation. But with an IGG test. Does it say igg or igm? Igm I’m not a reliable test.
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Does your test results say IGM or IGG near the 1.67? Anything under <1.09 is negative.
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