I have few questions regarding igg antibody count. I understand that they are immune responses to the antigens and they stay elevated as long as you have the virus in the body.
1. In a hypothetical situation, if a person were to be cured, would these antibodies go down lower than .9 (index number) and therefore test negative?
2. If the above stated is incorrect( that is antibody count remains elevated even after eradicating the virus), how do you test to confirm that virus is no longer in your body? This would need to be done especially if a vaccine has been found and its efficacy needs to be tested.
1. There is no cure for herpes so that’s kind of not a reasonable question. Also, there is a thing called seroreversion, going from positive to negative, on the traditional IgG. The western blot does not ever serorevert.
2. If there is no virus in the body, the antibody test would be negative after a few months, correct.
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