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Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

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In brief: Depends on site

A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies.
The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed.

In brief: Depends on site

A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies.
The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed.
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