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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi i had a routine visit with my gyno a little while ago and i finally followed up with my bloodwork
User :   and my herpes 2 cam back positive
User :   3.94
User :   but i have never had an outbreak before
Doctor :   ok
User :   and ive only had one partner
User :   could this be a false positive?
User :   all of my other bloodwork was normal including my wbc
Doctor :   it depends on the test what they have done
User :   it was the herpeselect
User :   for the igg antibody
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the test sensitivity and specifity are high
Doctor :   mostly your result is positive
User :   how come i have never had an outbreak before then
Doctor :   No need to have outbreak .. it might be presented as milder one which has gone unnoticed

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