A member asked:

Is it possible to have herpes over 20 years and not know it. how can yoube tested for it if the blister is in your rectum?

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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Get a culture: Current blood tests for herpes only tell whether you have been exposed to the virus, not whether it is present in a silent or latent form somewhere in your body. The best test to have would be a culture of the fluid inside a blister.

Answered 1/20/2017

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