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What Is The Swab Test For Herpes

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Will Herpes test detect HIV?

Doctor Bob,I have had a genital swab test done for Herpes. The test being done is a PCR test.Because HIV can be detected by PCR does this mean that this test will detect HIV if it is present in my body?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Will a herpes test detect HIV? No, of course not. If it did, it would be called an HIV test, right? PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. Read more »

herpes and others

how do i get tested for herpes and syphlis Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...but not always, can be detected by a laboratory test called a culture. A culture is done when your health care provider uses a swab to get and study material from a suspected herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rates of Genital Herpes Infections Rise in Scotland

...genital samples of herpes simplex processed between 1986 and 2000 at the West of Scotland Specialist Virology Center. Of the 3,181 swabs testing positive for the virus, 63 percent were from women and 37 percent were from men. Twenty-nine percent... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
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No Symptoms, but Tested POS mouth swab

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested Read more »

Std???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...saw information that "teeth marks" on my tongue could be indication of an STD. a week after possible exposure i had the penis swab and was found negative of all those, i was also given antibiotics to treat them incase i had them. because of the... Read more »

oral swab testing concern

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently tested negative using quick at my nearest clinic. I tested outside of the window period which was 7 mths. My concern is that I may have performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
If anyone has any clues as to what's going on, please help me =/ Last time I had sex was about 4 months ago. We had sex at least 20 times, never a comdom =( About 1 1/2 Weeks ago I noticed tiny tiny "zits" on my foreskin region, although it was... Read more »