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BLUIEGURL33

If the herpes are inactive, would the results show negative?

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Elle22

Are you talking about a swab test or a blood test?

Swab test? Yes, if the virus is not active and on the surface to be cultured, it would be a false negative test

Blood test? No, as it tests for antibodies and not the virus itself

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Joperty

What are your symtoms?? If u have sores bumps or blisters and the swab came back negatxive its most likely something other than herpes, unless swabbed after they started healing but I think thats the only time ud get a false negative, I think blood tests arent as reliable bit a negative could just be that its a recent infection and your body hasnt built antibodies yet. Test again in few months or during next ob if u have another

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BLUIEGURL33

The symptoms I have experienced is itchiness and the ob have ruled out yeast infection and other stds in general including herpes

So what would it have been?

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Joperty

Itchness can be caused by so many things which are nothing serious, bacterial vaginosis can cause itching and clear itself up, ir could be that u just got too hot! I dont think thw occasional itch is anything to wprry about, especially if stds are ruled out!

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BLUIEGURL33
Itchness can be caused by so many things which are nothing serious, bacterial vaginosis can cause itching and clear itself up, ir could be that u just got too hot! I dont think thw occasional itch is anything to wprry about, especially if stds are ruled out!

Well its not that occasional.

Kinda more than that.

Once it itches and I subtly rub it then it gets more itchy

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