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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do it?: Often it's good to remember the very basics. If you won't use the test results to make a decision about what you'll do, don't do the test. Nobody even ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do it?: A prnciple of lab testing is that if you're not going to do anythng different based on the results, don't do the test. If you're not sick and not a da ... Read More
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Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience Cardiology
Past : Past exposure to herpes, means the person has herpes. You either have type one or type 2. In the usa about one in 5 people have herpes antibodies. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very reassuring: it very reassuring, but you could check again at 6 months to confirm.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
You can: If you carry herpes with a positive igg, you can infect others, especially if you have active sores at the time. Negative igg would mean no past expo ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: You have caught both herpes and syphilis. The culture is definitive and herpes is typically not in blood.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Why?: It's easy to get a herpes blood test--your doctor has just checks the hsv-2 igg box on the order form. There's no need to see an infectious disease d ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes The clinic lab is correct. However there are two tests. IgM and Ig G. These tell if you were recently exposed or have the infection. Which is ne ... Read More

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