Hello so 5/21 I got hsv2 IgG results back of 1.86

And 07/11 got hsv2 results back of 2.07  

I have not had any outbreaks or symptoms! As I would know due to the fact I have very very sensitive skin using the wrong laundry detergent or body wash causes my skin to break out so no outbreaks my doctor told me not worry she stated that it’s possible the test are true and the virus is just dormant but the on the other hand she doesn’t believe the results as she said with my sensitive skin 9/10 would be having outbreaks what should be my next steps?
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What made you test in the first place? When was your last possible exposure?

So any hsv2 IgG test result under a 3.5 needs to be confirmed with a test called the Western Blot because it could be a false positive. There's at least a 50/50 chance that yours is a false positive, maybe a bit higher.

Your doctor can order this test, and she'll need to go here - http://depts.washington.edu/herpes/pages/frequently_asked_questions. The info is about halfway down under the heading, "Where can I get tested?"

Your doctor can also read more here - https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/herpes.htm The relevant part is about 1/4 down the page.

Not having outbreaks doesn't have anything to do with sensitive skin, if you do have it. Herpes actually resides in nerve groups, not on the skin, and we don't know why some people get outbreaks and others don't, or why some people get frequent outbreaks and others get them infrequently.

In any case, you need to find out if you even have it.

Here's some info for you that should help -


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I’m unsure when the exposure could have happened been in a relationship for the past 8 years since we were 16 and 17 both each other’s first just routine check up my HSV 1 igg was 3.52 both times never changed only HSV 2 has changed from 1.86 to 2.07 doctor just did follow up but I’m not scarred just worried.
You could have hsv1 from when you wee a child. Many people get then from well meaning adults, etc.

It's coincidence that your hsv1 stayed the same. Most of the time they don't. Your hsv2 index rising that much isn't significant if you've been with the same partner. Has your partner tested?

I'm still unsure why you tested. If you've been in a relationship for 8 years, you are really low risk, or no risk, if you were each other's first and only.

I think your partner should test, and you should get the Western Blot done. I understand the worry, but if you and your partner haven't been outside the relationship, this has to be a false positive.
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