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Culture of ur lip, it's come back pos hsv1 and same time herpes blood test comes back pos hsv1 3 month later same test repeated only hsv2 no hsv1

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry

In brief: Basically irrelevant

Whether hsv 1 or 2, it's a herpetic infection.
Treat accordingly with a prescription from your doctor.

In brief: Basically irrelevant

Whether hsv 1 or 2, it's a herpetic infection.
Treat accordingly with a prescription from your doctor.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Serology

The antibody testing for herpes virus cannot reliably distinguish between types 1 and 2 since there is much cross-over in the reactions.
The only way to clearly differentiate is to isolate the virus and have it tested for type.

In brief: Serology

The antibody testing for herpes virus cannot reliably distinguish between types 1 and 2 since there is much cross-over in the reactions.
The only way to clearly differentiate is to isolate the virus and have it tested for type.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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