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If 1 has HSV 2 and has only had outbreaks around the oral area, does that mean (s)he can still get the symptoms around the genital area in the future?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: Maybe
The lab tests for herpes simplex i and ii are imperfect and subject to false positives and negatives, and HSV ii acquired on the mouth usually stays there.
Since diagnosis and treatment / prevention are based primarily on the clinical picture, and are largely empirical, i'd urge you to relax. And congratulations on your proactive approach to your health.

In brief: Maybe
The lab tests for herpes simplex i and ii are imperfect and subject to false positives and negatives, and HSV ii acquired on the mouth usually stays there.
Since diagnosis and treatment / prevention are based primarily on the clinical picture, and are largely empirical, i'd urge you to relax. And congratulations on your proactive approach to your health.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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