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how accurate is serology for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral isolation: None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections. The only way to definitively do this is to isolate the virus and test it for type.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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