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Genital Herpes Tests
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
I was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 days ago and only been with one partner. Yet he tests negative. How'd i get it ?
Sexual transmission: Herpes virus transmits via direct contact. You partner may also have had oral herpes that was transmitted to you via oral sex. There really is no other way to contract genital herpes--other than direct contact of someone who has lesions with your skin. However, when you are having a remission and have no ulcers you will not pass herpes to your partner. ...Read more
PCR, culture, blood: If there is a herpes lesion (blister, ulcer, etc), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for HSV DNA is best. A culture test is OK, but misses more cases. Both are on swab specimens. If no lesions, blood test for HSV antibody. But due to controversial recommendations of Public Health Canada, blood tests are less available in your country than all others. Blood takes a few weeks to turn positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: But i hope not. Talk to the dude. ...Read more
Probably not much: Probably not very much specially with the new affordable healthcare law ( obamacare) , medical insurers can not discriminate based on pre-exsisting medical conditions. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more
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