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Herpes simplex Virus 2 IgG


The herpes simplex virus causes herpes, a common sexually transmitted disease. Herpes simplex viruses are categorised into two types: herpes type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes).

In response to a herpes infection, the body produces antibodies to fight the virus.

What might a high result mean?

The presence of HSV-2 (IgG) antibodies in the blood shows the body has been infected with HSV-2.