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How can I know if I have herpes in my rectum?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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In brief: Testing

A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus.
A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection.

In brief: Testing

A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus.
A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection.
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