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can you test negative for herpes but still have it? i tested positive for herpes, but my boyfriend of two years did not.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the test: A test for antibodies to the virus will be negative if the person acquired the infection very recently.

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