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can valtrex affect genital herpes blood test

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No herpes: If the blood test is negative for HSV-1 and/ or HSV-2 IgG and IgM, then there was no exposure to these types of herpes.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlike love/marriage: Unlike love and marriage, herpes lasts forever. The virus is still present but dormant at the dorsal root ganglion waiting for some future stress or o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Suppression therapy: this is called suppression therapy to keep the virus under control. Without suppression therapy, you may have genital outbreak
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
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.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no....: A blood test can tell whether someone is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and/or HSV2. It doesn't tell if genital or oral; that requir ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
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. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Of course not: What would you do with the information on this not-very-reliable test, anyway? Use barrier protection until you're with that one person special perso ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
49 years experience Pathology
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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.

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