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If one is concerned about recent exposure to hsv, how long to wait before blood test to be sure?
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Three ,months
Three months should be sufficient, 6 months if you wish to be more certain.

In brief: Three ,months
Three months should be sufficient, 6 months if you wish to be more certain.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 6 weeks
There are basically two ways to confirm herpes exposure.
One is to swab an active lesion while it is present. This test comes back in a few days. The other way is to draw an antibody. It take 6 weeks after exposure before your body to form antibodies. Six weeks after exposure if your antibody test is negative then you did not acquire it.

In brief: 6 weeks
There are basically two ways to confirm herpes exposure.
One is to swab an active lesion while it is present. This test comes back in a few days. The other way is to draw an antibody. It take 6 weeks after exposure before your body to form antibodies. Six weeks after exposure if your antibody test is negative then you did not acquire it.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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