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Re: I was NOT wrong! I have never had a doctor tell me he could test me for herpes

Posted 6/28/2012 at 5:00:00 PM


Posted By: London Rayne
if there WERE NO SYMPTOMS, so please..stfu and go back to match.com. I get tested every 90 days and NO ONE had ever sold me a test where herpes simplex B could be detected without prior symptoms in a damn blood test! If it were that damn easy the 1 in 4 that the cdc quotes as having this shit WOULD KNOW...freakin duh! I guess you would buy that bridge in Arkansas if you saw it on a website too eh? Brilliant.

-- Modified on 6/28/2012 7:52:41 PM

So the article is lying?  It's not difficult to do a simple google search and find a number of credible sites confirming that you can indeed get a blood test for Type II.  Such as http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/herpes-tests for instance.  Look under "Antibody Test."  It is there in plain English: "Some blood tests can tell the difference between HSV-1 and HSV-2."  Maybe you ought to find a new doctor?    

And no, it's not that easy.  Most people won't spend money on a comprehensive STD panel that includes Type II testing unless they have symptoms that look like an STD or they have been with someone who they believe has an STD.

You can do what you want.  It looks like have gotten to the bottom of this argument.


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