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Hsv-1 high 3.49

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Here is  my back ground.since I was a kid I have always had sores on my lips mostly if I take two or three days without brushing my teeth .so I just thought that was normal 


But recently the girl I was with told me her ex might have given her herpes ...we had intercourse and and week later i went to get checked out after she told me they found she has herpes in her blood but no out breaks.


My results come out and it said hsv-1 high 3.49

And hsv-2 was 0.10 .

I keep seeing hsv-1 is kinda normal and mostly mouth sores and maye I have had  that since I was kid.


Can some give me more info or tell me if the hsv-1 that is high means bad.   ..they didn't really explain it to me at clinic. They just me you tested positive and it's no big deal .  I mean could my high hsv-1 grow and become worse to hsv-2 

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Hi willy

I'm no expert on all the numbers & stuff but going from what I've read on here, I wouldn't read to much into the numbers.

I think you have tested positive to HSV-1 & 2 but maybe be wrong with the HSV-2 result as seems very low.
Also there not guaranteed accurate & you could be negative, culture swabs are the best way & you have to get that from an OB.
Again there are better people on here with the facts but I am trying my best.

I do know that your HSV-1 can not grow to become HSV-2 they are 2 different versions of the virus.
HSV-1 normally oral but can also be genital
HSV-2 normally genital & rarely can be oral

Good Luck


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"High" just means your result was higher than a negative or normal result so the test is positive. The index value has nothing to do with disease severity. It is probably the reason you get cold sores on your lips and yes 50% of the US population has HSV1 positive blood tests. Did they tell you the HSV2 was positive?

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