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What are the chances of getting a false positive on a viral culture for hsv-2?
Hi, I was diagnosed with hsv-2 about 3 weeks ago. However, I did not have any sores or lessios in my genital area but I did have 2 small bumps which the my doctor said were warts. The warts were treated that same day and have not appeared since then. My doctor performed a viral culture on me to test for herpes and the results were positive. So, my question is if the results from the viral culture 100% accurete for the hsv-2 even if there were no lessions or sores present? Should I get tested again at a different clinic to make sure?
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