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How long does it take to get results of a herpes test?

Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

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


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How long after first aquiring herpes does it take for the test to appear positive?

How long after first aquiring herpes does it take for the test to appear positive?

7-30 days or longer: Herpes infection can present in many ways. Typically ulcer will show in 7-30 days. Primary herpes is a systemic illness with fever / fatigue & usually multiple sores. Recurrent herpes in usually a small cluster of sores w/o other symptoms. Most people never get full blown primary herpes & may simply experience occasional genital discomfort or itching, & sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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After being exposed to herpes how. Long does it take for you to get herpes?

After being exposed to herpes how. Long does it take for you to get herpes?

Herpes simplex: An average of six to eight days after exposure signs and symptoms of genital herpes can appear. This period between transmission and the start of genital herpes symptoms is called the incubation period. In some cases, the incubation period can be as short as one day or as long as 26 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to show in ur system and how long till you can find out ur results can you find out right away like in 20 minutes?

See below: First part of your question is not clear, if you mean incubation period, it is 2-14 days. Please read the information in the two sites below for a detailed answer. It is possible to have an answer in 20 minutes but that is not normal process. http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/herpes-testshttp://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/tc/genital-herpes-what-happens. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to get in your blood ?

How long does it take for herpes to get in your blood ?

Wrong question: Disseminated herpes may occur in a newborn or a person with impaired immunity. Then it is devastating. Fortunately it is almost always localized. I assume you refer to herpes simplex. Fluconazole is effective for yeast but not for herpes. See a DR immediately as the longer the delay the less effective the therapy for herpes. ...Read more

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If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?

If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?

4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read more

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How long does it take for IgG herpes antibodies to show up? What's the most recent your exposure could have been if you test with low amounts?

How long does it take for IgG herpes antibodies to show up? What's the most recent your exposure could have been if you test with low amounts?

Herpes simplex: Generally 2-4 weeks is the time necessary for antibody formation, but this may be igm antibody, followed by conversion to igg in about 6-8 weeks, but this is highly variable from person to person. There are some false-negative results as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes IgM antibodies to disappear - for a person to test negative after exposure?

How long does it take for herpes IgM antibodies to disappear - for a person to test negative after exposure?

Herpes simplex: Positive test results for hsv-2 indicate genital herpes. If this was igm then in 6-8 weeks it should convert to igg antibodies, but this is immaterial. Either you have this or you don't and once you have it, it will remain with you for the rest of your life. We do not yet have a cure for herpes simplex viral infection. ...Read more

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