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Test came back negitive :/ is oral herpes always detectable in your mouth?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

Nothing is always, and i always say never say never. Usually oral lesions which look herpetic, are due to herpes.
Tests can suggest that herpes is present (special stains and viral cultures), but negative findings do not exclude the diagnosis.

In brief: No

Nothing is always, and i always say never say never. Usually oral lesions which look herpetic, are due to herpes.
Tests can suggest that herpes is present (special stains and viral cultures), but negative findings do not exclude the diagnosis.
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