Question by  jimbo56 (19)

Can blood work show if you have herpes?


Answer by  crabbiehoneybunnie (77)

Blood work is a way to detect herpes when there are no signs. Although a false negative is possible if you were recently infected because it can take several weeks for the HSV antibodies to show up in your blood.


Answer by  Joanna (85)

Yes. If you want to know if you have herpes or not, blood work might show antibodies for herpes which later on might be stated infectious


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

Yes, blood work can show if your blood is infected with the herpes virus. It can't show if you're having an outbreak, though, so always use protection no matter how you feel.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Your doctor can do a blood test for the genetic signature of herpes, but alot of virus fall into this catagory.

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