What Does It Mean If I Test Positive For Herpes Antibodies?

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Herpes serology


Normal Values

A negative (normal) test usually means you have not been infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2.

If the infection occurred very recently (within a few weeks to 3 months), the test may be negative, but you may still be infected. This is called a false negative.


What abnormal results mean

A positive test means you have been infected with the herpes simplex virus recently or at some point in the past.

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