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What does my results means please

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Hi @BradYear23

Your test results show that you have antibodies to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) as indicated by a positive IgG result. The value of 4.2 EV suggests a past infection, and your body has developed immunity to it. Most people in the world are carriers of HSV-1. The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) test, on the other hand, is negative, indicating that there is no evidence of a past infection with HSV-2. The presence of IgG antibodies typically means a past, not active, infection. 

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) typically manifests as cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth. It's commonly known as oral herpes but can also cause genital herpes through oral-genital contact (around 50% of all new genital herpes cases are HSV-1 transmitted via oral sex). Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) is associated mainly with genital herpes (only 1-2% of oral herpes cases are HSV-2), leading to sores in the genital area. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause symptoms in either location, but their primary associations differ. 

I hope that helps! 

This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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