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Genital herpes, treatable - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you
User :   is there a test i can be given to determine how long i have had genital herpes
User :  
Doctor :  
not exactl
Doctor :  
specific tests are not available
User :  
i am active duty military and receive very regular checkups and have never been diagnosed with it... but due to recent faithful issues with a fiancee i decided to go get checked
Doctor :  
but the immunoglbulins will help
User :  
and they think i have it but have not concluded all lab work, but have already prescribed me with valtrex..
User :  
immunoglubins? can you elaborate?
Doctor :   okay it is curable

Doctor :  
they are non specific
User :  
its not curable but it is treatable .. isnt that what you mean?
Doctor :  
but gives a clue about long standing disease
Doctor :  
and done only in few centres of virology
User :  
oh so the blood work should be able to assist in determining a time length
Doctor :   when it is treated

Doctor :  
it will go by our own body mechanism
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :  
your age

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