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Testing positive for HSV-2/confusion with herpes zoster?
Posted by: esalen
Date: June 9, 2009 3:46 AM

I recently tested positive for HSV-2, after taking the IgG test, which resulted in a score of 5.34. The HSV-1 was negative under the same test. I had an occurence of herpes zoster twenty years ago. Under the IgG test, is the antibody being tested for ever false due to the varicella zoster virus in my body?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at June 9, 2009 4:57 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

Re: Testing positive for HSV-2/confusion with herpes zoster?
Posted by: drron
Date: June 9, 2009 5:12 AM

The accepted medical opinion is that varicella does not give a false positive HSV-2. Sometimes a person with a positive HSV-1 will get a false positive HSV-2, but you are saying your HSV-1 is negative.

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