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What Does A Herpes Blood Test Tell You

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Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

herpes and others

how do i get tested for herpes and syphlis Read more »

herpes and hiv

I have had hiv for 2 years and my viral load is low and cd4 is high. im not on meds. I was just... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...a sample from the sore(s) and testing it in a laboratory. HSV infections can be diagnosed between outbreaks by the use of a blood test. Blood tests, which detect antibodies to HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection, can be helpful, although the results are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...clinic locations and hours of operation. Anti-herpes medications can help with outbreaks and reduce transmission to partners. Blood testing for HSV-2 is not recommended for most people, but a doctor may recommend a blood test if you: have a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test??? Thanks, SF Read more »

Scared

Posted by quattro, 2 Replies
...experincing joint pain on my legs,arms, shoulders could this be too fast for hiv infection to show after 8 weeks or could this be herpes i was diagnosed with ,thnx any replay would be gretful:( Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »