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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: You are most likely to get herpes if you touch the skin of someone who has herpes sores, blisters, or a rash. However, the herpes virus can still be s ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not by blood: Hsv (herpes simplex virus) is spread by direct contact, usually intimate. It is not spread by blood.
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Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Indirect: Hsv lives in nerve cells and skin/mucosa (body surfaces). The virus doesn't really live in the bloodstream and would not survive long outside the body ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It's not transmitted that way.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
4-6 weeks: Hsv antibody tests will reliably pick it up at 4-6 weeks after infection. This is not to say they wouldn't pick up results before, but the sensitivit ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
During initial ...: Antibodies will become positive within 2 weeks or so.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Special circumstance: Normal healthy people don't get tested for HSV (herpes 1 or 2). If there are special circumstances such as having a rash that is suspected to be herpe ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: There are basically two ways to confirm herpes exposure. One is to swab an active lesion while it is present. This test comes back in a few days. The ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
Specifically ordered: You can test for antibodies or evidence of viral DNA or antigens in vesicles swabs, blood or spinal fluid. I'm pretty sure it's not part of another pa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: This should not prevent blood donation.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing really. : HSV-1 is the subgroup responsible for cold sores about the mouth, not genital lesions. The vast majority of the population is positive for HSV-1; noth ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Trust the culture: A positive herpes culture is diagnostic of herpes. I don't know why the blood test (antibody) was negative, but it's not used to make a diagnosis, on ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Life is not exact: That usually means the time varies from person to person because no two humans are alike. It also means that the exact timing may be unknown. Furtherm ... Read More

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