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A 19-year-old female asked:

do i need herpes tests? never had any symptoms. thank you.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually not, but...: Perhaps you have a special reason to get a herpes test. If one's doctor feels a test is needed, one can get a herpes blood test that differentiates between Herpes 1 and 2. Sometimes people get a herpes test if they are marrying a person who already has herpes. The uninfected person is usually trying to figure out how to avoid catching genital herpes.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm worried about herpes..I've never had any symptoms....

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You can be: tested to see if you have ever been infected with herpes simplex viruses.

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