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Which blood test is ordered to find out which HSV one has? Gyno said blood test aren't reliable.

  • So I never got any blistered 20+ years ago or ever. I had what I thought was an ingrown hair, but different. Hung around for 2 weeks and did nothing but disappear. By the time I could get into gyno, it was too late for culture. So he did blood work and said I had herpes. Didn't tell me which one. I thought it had to be something because it showed up the morning after being with my fiancee. Cheating bastard! Anyway, last week went in for a complete STD clearance. All negative but she did not check for HSV. Blood works shows positive even if you had chicken pox, per her. Wth, do I even have it!! I'm reading about people getting bloodwork. So which one do I try to get my PCP to order?

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Dec 15, 2018
  • Posted on Dec 29, 2018

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    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention does not suggest an individual takes the herpes blood test. About 25% of sexually active adults carry th... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Dec 25, 2018


    Chicken pox is varicella zoster virus. It is a member of the Herpes family, but has different antibodies. A Hsv1/2 igg test should tell you whether you have ever had an infection of either type, but it isn't 100%. A PCR DNA blood test may be more reliable, but is more expensive.

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