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A 39-year-old female asked:

I went for herpes test and it shows hsv =2.756 an evidence of infection at a time, it was on my immunology they took a blood of me to analyze it.

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
That is correct: The blood test indicates that you have been exposed to herpes at some point in the past but tells you nothing about the location of the outbreak nor how likely it is to recur. You may not have had an obvious outbreak, but going forward keep the possibility in mind. The symptoms may be only mild burning or itching but will be localized and always in the same spot.

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Last updated Sep 4, 2016

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