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A 23-year-old female asked:

What blood test is needed to test for hiv, herpes, hepitites? i have herpes on the lip but how can i find out for sure i don't have genital?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
STD testing: These common infections are easily tested. There are antibody tests for each of these viruses. There are more fancy tests if there is anything acute going on. But you can get tested at any std clinic, any family clinic or even at your obgyn. If you do not have insurance the std clinic may be easier or even planned parenthood can do this testing for you.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Several: Hiv test (obviously), hsv 1&2 (oral & genital), hepatitis (a-b-c) panel. Your dr / gyn or an "std clinic" provider can order these for you and help interpret the results.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2013

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