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FOR ALL THOSE THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE VIA SWAB: does anyon

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FOR ALL THOSE THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE VIA SWAB: does anyone know if a "genital swab + culture" would pick up herpes? The doctor I saw swears it would have picked it up, but I just know that with the blood test you have to SPECIFICALLY test for herpes. Also, the swab results said everything was normal down there........ when in reality there was a complete disaster happening down there lol

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CKBlossom's picture
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Dec 6

If you aren't convinced things are as they should be, get retested to make sure.

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LotusFlowerBomb's picture
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Dec 18

“A genital swab + culture” is a very broad term. There are a lot of genital swabs, ones that test for yeast and others for clamydia, even Pap smears are a type of swab... and there are a lot of different types of cultures. To test for the herpes virus; both type 1 and 2; they perform a viral culture on a suspicious papule/ulcer lesion. Unfortunately sometimes a viral culture can show a negative response on a true herpes lesion but it’s negative because the virus is no longer active in that lesion but now it is just a healing hsv lesion.

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