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How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood !? Plz its really important

How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood  !? Plz its really important

Herpes: It takes about 2 to 6 weeks for an antibody response to develop to a clinically measurable level. The variation depends somewhat on which type of antibody ( igm or igg) the particular test method is measuring. However not all stds are diagnosed by a blood test. Some of them need clinical symptoms. See your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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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If I have herpes antibodies in my blood. Does that mean than I now have a uncurable disease that is herpes? Please and thank you

If I have herpes antibodies in my blood. Does that mean than I now have a uncurable disease that is herpes? Please and thank you

Maybe yes: Positive HSV blood test means the person is infected, and HSV infections last for life. Half of all adults in the US are positive for HSV type 1, due mostly to oral herpes since childhood, often with no syjmptoms. If HSV2, it is genital. However, the blood test isn't perfect; whether you are infected depends on the exact numerical result. Discuss w/ your doc or see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Tested for stds, all negative, months after unprotected sex, i want a herpes blood test but hard to get, do I ask for referral to infectious disease dr?

Why?: It's easy to get a herpes blood test--your doctor has just checks the hsv-2 igg box on the order form. There's no need to see an infectious disease doctor, as much as we love your business. However, the test will only tell you whether you have the virus, not whether you need treatment. We only people who have outbreaks, not people with a positive test. Why get tested? It's not a standard test. ...Read more

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When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?

Yes, if asked for.: Blood tests can determine several sexual diseases after a period of time after exposure, like syphilis, hiv, herpes, and hepatitis b. It is not the only way for many of them. Syphilis can be found out by swabbing affected areas, as can herpes which can even be diagnosed visually. But gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed by culture and urinalysis. Hpv is determined by pap smear and biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you have slight blood from a herpes break out?

Can you have slight blood from a herpes break out?

Yes: Yes, but usually it is accompanied by small blisters and pain, in addition to blood if the blisters become irritated. ...Read more

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Which herpes test is more accurate, culture or blood?

Which herpes test is more accurate, culture or blood?

Culture: Finds the virus itself rather than antibodies. The test is more specific, but some folks may harbor the virus without it being culturable. ...Read more

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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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Can a blood test detect herpes?

Can a blood test detect herpes?

Herpes antibodies: A blood test can detect herpes antibodies and exposure but it takes a visualization of the actual lesions when they are present to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood give someone herpes?

Can menstrual blood give someone herpes?

If you have sex w: Someone who is shedding the herpes virus - this can lead to transmission (but it is not directly due to menstrual bleeding). ...Read more

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Can herpes show up if they do blood work?

Can herpes show up if they do blood work?

You can be tested: to determine if you have been infected in the past (or more recently). ...Read more

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How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?

How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?

1 week: There are two different antibodies that would be associated with a herpes infection. Igm would go up in the first few weeks. Then the igm would fall and igg would start going up after about a month and it usually stays up. Just have to do the right test at the right time. ...Read more

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My dr said no blood test needed 4 herpes test?

My dr said no blood test needed 4 herpes test?

Can also do culture: If the clinical picture of blisters was very obvious, doc may say you don't need a blood test because it was "obvious". However, it is good to know which types of virus you might have as there are types i ; ii. A swab of the blisters can also be cultured. ...Read more

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Is it ok to donate blood if you have type 1 herpes?

In general, yes: As long as no open / big flare, and no other disqualifying health conditions, generally accepted per fda guidelines. ...Read more

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How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

<2 weeks: It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection. There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so both tests are available. If a patient has IgG herpes antibodies then the patient has already been exposed 'some time ago.' hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is blood test is the only way you can find out if you have herpes?

Herpes: Blood testing is most accurate way to learn if one has been exposed to herpes. Yes. ...Read more

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How accurate are home herpes tests? (it is a blood test) are they just as accurate?

How accurate are home herpes tests? (it is a blood test) are they just as accurate?

Why do you ask?: Even the antibody tests from big labs are not altogether sensitive or specific. Many folks have the antibodies but no lesions so probably cannot infect others. ...Read more

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If 2 partners test negative for herpes by a blood test is it 100% true they do not have it ?

If 2 partners test negative for herpes by a blood test is it 100% true they do not have it ?

Not really: The labs aren't 100% sensitive or specific. But if neither partner has had symptoms, there's no reason to believe the couple is infected. Wondering why you ask. Best wishes. ...Read more