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A 34-year-old member asked:

why wont doctors test for herpes with no symptoms?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: Many doctors will be happy to test you, but the results will be positive in an overwhelmingly large segment of the population (up to 95%), and so these tests are virtually meaningless. Perhaps the doctor is trying to save you money.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Herpes 1 or 2??? Why do you want test? Symptoms? Exposed? Pregnant?
Nov 1, 2013

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