Is herpes test done after 13 weeks conclusive?

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Recently tested for HSV 1 & 2. 13 weeks after possible exposure. HSV1 54.1 result and HSV2 <.91. Should I retest at 6 months or should I rely on the negative HSV 2 test result?
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not infected

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
If the HSV 2 is negative 13 weeks after the exposure, the possibility of it getting positive later are not there and it is confirmatory that you are not infected with HSV 2.
There is no need of repeat testing.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
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