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What Does A Herpes Blood Test Tell You

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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Herpes outbreak at the time of drawing blood. Please answer.

Dr. McGovern,First of all thanks for your support to the people who really need you. Could you please answer my concern. I have tested positive for HSV-1 and HSV-2. I have tested negative for HIV Elisa antibody test 9 months following the exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please be reassured that a herpes outbreak should not interfere with your HIV testing results.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Please help me interpret my herpes type I &II test result.

I just got my blood results back from my hsv1/2 (IgG & IgM) tests and i am very scared. This is what I have..*Anti-HSV (I)-Igg Ab Positive (1.30)Cut off Value of IgG Ab (I) 0.40Interpretation :-Negative : Absorbance (patient) <...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Your tests are positive. This means that you have antibody evidence of both HSV-I and HSV-II infection.For more information about herpes infections, check out our <a href="http://www.thebody.com/content/art6052.html"... Read more »

How soon to test for Herpes

Dear Dr:About 4 days after unprotected sex, I began suffering from irritated and painful genitals. After one week of continuous symptoms, I had a blood-test for anti-herpes IgM for HSV2, and came out negative. Should I trust this result, or did I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A week might be a little early for positive IgM. However, I am curious as to why an antibody test was performed (and that you might have had a positive IgG indicative of past exposure), were there no characteristic lesions that would be associated... Read more »

Tests available for herpes detection

Is there any efficient way of testing for herpes that is available to thepublic? I am interested in knowing about a test taht can be performed when noherpes lesions are present. My girlfriend kissed me and gave me oral sex whenshe had a herpes cold...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Herpes is best diagnosed when a person isactively showing symptoms of the infection. Information about symptomsrelated to Herpes can be found in the post, "How is herpes transmittedexactly...fluid mucosal... Read more »
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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!
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herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test???

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Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »

Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Sup guys. 6 months ago I had my first sexual contact ever. A chick I know gave me head. there was no blood in her mouth or soars on my penis but anyways since I have OCD I obsess that she gave me something. I badgered her for a week and she says... Read more »