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Can uou have herpes and never know?

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Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology

In brief: Yes, not uncommon

In the HIV era, its not uncommon for women to request blood tests to screen for stds.
There is a blood test that looks for antibodies your immune system may have made in response to a herpes infection. Many people have tested positive who had no idea they were ever exposed. This is one reason to use condoms routinely.

In brief: Yes, not uncommon

In the HIV era, its not uncommon for women to request blood tests to screen for stds.
There is a blood test that looks for antibodies your immune system may have made in response to a herpes infection. Many people have tested positive who had no idea they were ever exposed. This is one reason to use condoms routinely.
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