A 22-year-old female asked:
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are culture best to diagnose hsv2?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Will get the viral particles which will definitively prove hsv. Can diagnose clinically or with other tests but not 100%.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
PCR: PCR tests have mostly replaced viral cultures for diagnosing HSV. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine
Answered on Jan 26, 2020

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