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Lab test to identify Herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had intercourse with a woman that is now going through severe pain and trouble and while she still expects results to confirm it the doctor thinks it probably is herpes. I did not notice symptoms on me but she said she could have only gotten it from me. Now it's been 2 weeks but I start to feel a sort of burning sensation around the groin area and maybe a little muscle pain. I'd like to know what to do to check if I have it considering I have no open sores or redness. I am more and more anxious and very worried about the life long consequences and the guilt of transmitting this to her or other partners...
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   hello
User :   Can you read my message above please?
Doctor :   give me min let me go thru it please
Doctor :   you need to get a test
Doctor :   to confirm it
Doctor :   The direct fluorescent antibody test
User :   when should I do it?
Doctor :   you can do it now
Doctor :   if you have it it will show positive
User :   is it 100% accurate?
User :   no incubation period to wait for or anything?
User :   Is it the blood test that is not covered by ohip?
Doctor :   NO
Doctor :   THE virus will show up
User :   ok thanks
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