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Hsv blood test time

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes, 4 months is plenty. You can be sure you were not infected.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. H. You may wish to consult with your doctor if you need to be tested for other STDs. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Should have: Demonstrated an immune response after seven weeks, if negative, then doubt hsv-2 infection.
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Check again: May recheck at 3 months after exposure. Red bumps- not hsv-irritation likely.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Three ,months: Three months should be sufficient, 6 months if you wish to be more certain.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
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 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No need to test: If tested, ask for a type specific IgG test like HerpeSelect®, provided by Quest Laboratories. However, the test is not entirely reliable; 30% of peop... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: I may need more information. There are two types of herpes and two types of blood tests. First, there is herpes type one, the 'oral' herpes found in 7... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Misunderstanding?: Perhaps a misunderstanding w/ your doctor. HSV can cause urethritis, but usually extremely painful. And herpes outbreaks, urethral or elsewhere, never... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Likely will not: If it was positive in childhood it will likely recede. IgG antibodies are slowly to develop and stay positive. IgM antibodies tend to indicate a more ... Read More

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