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I had positive herpes and using standard medication like zovirax (acyclovir) i retested after a year and result come back negative.so does it false to show?or?

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Dr. Brandon Maples
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False negative: My assumption is that the test was a false negative. Once you have the herpes virus in your body, it never goes away. This can be both the herpes virus that causes genital herpes, as well as the herpes virus that causes chickenpox, shingles, and cold sores.

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Last updated May 20, 2017

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