A 41-year-old member asked:
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where do i get tested for herpes simplex 1?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Depends on site: A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies. The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed.
Answered on Mar 25, 2018

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