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was this a reliable swab?

I got a swab test on some ulcers that appeared 2 weeks ago, as soon as I noticed them I made an appointment. I got them swabbed for a specific type hsv and bacterial infection but the nurse suspected it was just irritation. I have chronic yeast infection  (a non albicans strain) and I tried using gentian violet.
My concern is whether ulcers (very white) would produce a reliable test? Also I was taking acyclovir like 2 weeks before my test, it was 2 a day for around 10 days 400mg cause I had an oral hsv1 cold sore. Would that skew my test?
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By the way the swab was negative for both hsv1 ans hsv2, she didn't give me the exact decimals though.
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Swabs are only good for showing a positive not a negative but i would think that they were not herpes ulcers as herpes are not white but clear.
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