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can you test for herpes without symptoms

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not, but...: Perhaps you have a special reason to get a herpes test. If one's doctor feels a test is needed, one can get a herpes blood test that differentiates be ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes testing: The likelihood is very low. When you get pregnant they test for herpes because having herpes during delivery is a risk to the infant. How will it cha ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
NO!: You should test if you want to know... You do not have to have symptoms to be a carrier
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: If you have no igm by eleven weeks you did not get herpes. Igg will not arrive in new infection if no igm.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What symptoms?: It would have been helpful had you described your symptoms. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tob ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Accuracy: I hope I am understanding you correctly. Always do a blood test to check for herpes virus. Many people have the virus but may not show any symptoms or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tissue could be irri: Tated form herpes or other causes, you should see your gyn and your doc can do an exam and culture.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Many doctors will be happy to test you, but the results will be positive in an overwhelmingly large segment of the population (up to 95%), and so thes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
See your doctor: This depends on the exact symptoms, how long it has been since your last possible herpes/STD exposure, and exactly what test(s) were done -- e.g. bloo ... Read More

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