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Where can i go to get an hsv test ? i'm 17 and one doctors office told me i was too young.

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Dr. Susan King
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hsv testing: HSV can be tested using a swab if you have an active lesion or blood testing. Hsv1 - oral HSV and HSV2 - genital HSV are detected by antibodies in the blood. An acute infection is detected by IgM HSV antibodies but cannot differentiate between type 1 and 2. When an infection is not acute you develop IgG antibodies this can be used to differentiate between 1 and 2.
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