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Can having the chicken pox virus give you a false positive HSV-2 test?

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When my boyfriend last saw his doctor he explained our situation, we're being very careful, but he wanted a blood test. His doctor told him that because he has the chicken pox virus already it will make an HSV-2 blood test come back positive regardless. I'm no doctor but I've never heard this before? Is there any other way to test? His doctor basically told him "if you have it, you'll know" which I've also heard differently about. I'm sorry for the medical question, more than anything I want to put his mind and mine at ease. He's been wonderful about it, honestly I worry more than he does.



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"if you have it, you'll know"


That statement alone tells me the Dr is very very poorly informed... 80% of people don't know they have HSV....


Family practitioners are terribly poorly trained around Herpes. Get your BF to either Planned Parenthood, a local STD testing clinic, or perhaps a Urologist - they will be much better informed.



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