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Can you transmit herpes after testing negative for antibodies in

Can you transmit herpes after testing negative for antibodies in blood? My partner stated they recently contracted the virus and we believe that it may have come from me. I had a blood test done and came back negative for hsv1 and 2 antibodies however we both know in males the virus tends to hide itself.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
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