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How to determine when you are having herpes outbreak?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Painful lesions that: Hurt and the way to prove it is to get a herpes culture that will be + for type 1 or type 2.
Answered on Aug 7, 2013

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