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A 30-year-old female asked:

Went to my doctor because of a bump on my clitiors my doctor think a herpes test was needed. herpes test came back positive. could it be wrong?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: Not likely. If you have antibodies to herpes simplex virus, however, it is not likely that they formed in the time period of this acute infection, but that this is a recurrence from prior exposure. Listen to your doctor.
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If it was a viral: Culture then no, the lesion is herpes. Viral cultures are the gold standard. You didn't say what kind of "test" was done so your question is still unanswered. Sorry.
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Last updated Jan 22, 2014

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