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Can valtrex affect genital herpes blood test

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It depends: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is to prevent outbreaks to protect you from them and your sex partner. You may still be infectious even when there are no sympt... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Test: Yes. Herpes is best diagnosed with a blood test. There are two versions, one for an acute exposure and one to see if a previous infection has occurred... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: The blood test lets us know that you have the virus lying dormant in your body some where. When your immune system is otherwise compromised due to str... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually: 4-6 weeks post exposure is usually the amount of time considered necessary for a igg blood test to be appropriate.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: A blood test will reveal if you have been exposed to the virus but will not tell if you have active genital infection. Examination by a gynecologist ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually not tested: Different states have different requirements for pre-marital tests. While a blood test can detect history or infection with herpes, I do not know tha... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Possible: Please discuss this issue with your doctor at your next visit. God forbid the breakouts become an issue, there is treatment to address that.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Most tests I've seen: are not very reliable in distinguishing between herpes on the lips (which nearly everyone has had and the virus is present in nearly all adults) and h... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
59 years experience
See below: Not every one that is exposed gets the disease in fact the transmission rate is less than 50% if you do have it however you can transmit the disease... Read More
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