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Is it possible for a culture to mistake syphilis for herpes?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Culturing: No. Not in any way. Culture for syphilis is not the way this is diagnosed. And a culture for herpes is notoriously inaccurate. Both of these tests are better done through blood testing. And, that again would have no cross over potentiality.

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