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Suggest tests to diagnose genital herpes in women

Hello, is it possible to be wrongly diagnosed with Genital Herpes? My daughter is 22 and has only been with 1 guy, her current boyfriend. They both have had blood tests, her s was possitive and she has a horrendous outbreak and his blood test has come back negative.
Sat, 9 Nov 2019
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Hello! The PCR test can tell if she has genital herpes even if she doesn't have symptoms. The PCR test looks for pieces of the virus's DNA in a sample taken from cells or fluids from a genital sore or the urinary tract. This is a commonly used test to diagnose genital herpes and is very accurate. Hope I have answered your questions. Take care. Regards
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