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Wilmington, DE
A 16-year-old male asked:

How could i get tested for genital herpes and herpes isn't there a blood test and if so is it always correct?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Test: Yes. Herpes is best diagnosed with a blood test. There are two versions, one for an acute exposure and one to see if a previous infection has occurred.
Last updated Dec 11, 2017
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