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I just got my HSV2 IGG Herpeselect test back and it came back at a 4.77 and wanted to know if there is a way it is a false positive.

I am getting mixed responses from doctors. The one nurse I talked to said that they have never seen numbers so high and I most definitely have it. On the her hand they do no want to give me any antivirals because I never showed any symptoms. They also said I couldn't pass it because I don't have any symptoms but I know that's not true. I do nkt know what to believe please help.

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Hi, @HJ89. An IgG index value of 4.77 is indeed positive.


Yes, you can absolutely pass the virus, even without symptoms. It's called asymptomatic shedding. Most health care providers are woefully uneducated about herpes. For a basic primer, I recommend this short handbook: https://www.westoverheights.com/herpes/the-updated-herpes-handbook/


There are two main reasons to take anitvirals: (1) to prevent or treat an outbreak, and (2) to reduce the chances of transmission with an H- partner. If you'd like to try antivirals because of #2, I'd probably go find a different doctor.

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