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If you get tested for herpes do you have to have an outbreak at that time to be positive?

To be tested positive for herpes you do not have to have an outbreak! They normally count the your blood to see! again soon Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Mitzie Reply:

    Most doctors can determine if you have either herpes simplex 1 or 2 by an outbreak and send it to a lab to determine if you have the herpes simplex The doctor will perform a blood test or send you to the hospital to get a blood test for herpes. if you have herpes just by looking at your sores and may save you some time Source:

  2. Sanjuanita Reply:

    Aug 27, 2010 Does testing positive for herpes mean you will inevitably have outbreaks? do not take any suppressive medications and do not have any outbreaks. Get tested again if you have a recent exposure that falls within the

  3. Matilda Reply:

    Primary herpes usually begins from two to three weeks after the virus enters the body. In some cases, it only takes a few days. Source:

  4. Louie Reply:

    A person who tests positive for herpes 2 has contracted the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), one of the two herpes simplex viruses. This virus is the cause of most cases of genital herpes. Source:

  5. Carleen Reply:

    In some instances, a mother with herpes can transmit the virus to her baby via the delivery process. Newborn herpes is not common, however, it can be incredibly devastating to babies. Herpes can affect babies’ eyes, skin or mouths if receiv… Source:

  6. Basilia Reply:

    Was tested positive for herpes antibodies, how is this? Earlier this week i went but never had an outbreak to get a pap smear and a STD checkup. Everything came back negative(

  7. Elana Reply:

    yes it is possible to test negative for STDs first then positive 3 months later!!!!this is why!!!!Some STDs like herpes and HIV are virus related! This means that the virus finds a host (you) and multiplies in your blood stream! Its like getting the flu!!you can be around people who are sick and then you not get sick for the next week because the virus is brewing (multiplying) in your immune system! inital test come back negative and them 3 months later when they test for the STDs they can be positive! Herpes can be dormant for up to 30 days and HIV can be dormant for up to 6 months! Im sorry i dont know what your blisters are but it sounds more like herpes to me! Herpes can only be treated for the symptoms not the actual disease because it is a virus and viruses are incurable! If virus were curable HIV would have a cure! Dioxycillin is an antibiotic which helps your immune system fight an infection, this is why you are scabbing over and are still itchy! Best of luck to you

  8. Jackqueline Reply:

    Many people who are infected with herpes never experience an outbreak. In this case, a blood test is the only way to determine if you have herpes. *If you are too embarrassed to go to a clinic/dr to get tested, you can buy a test kit at have not have any symptoms) However, if you develop std symptoms at any time after

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