A 32-year-old female asked:
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how long after exposure would it take for hsv 1&2 antibodies to appear in the blood?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: About 6 weeks, depending on the type of exposure.
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
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Dr. Miriam Sivkin
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: An important question to ask is did you have hsv prior to exposure. So many of us have had previous exposure.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
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