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I had an STD test come back positive for Herpes

Patient: I had an STD test come back positive for Herpes type 1. I heard that is only for cold sores and fever blisters which I think I had once as a teen. Does this also mean I have genital herpes? Should I worry about that also? Thanks

 

 

Doctor: HI.Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.The Herpes I is herpes simplex.The genital herpes if posit ive id called herpes genitalis.These two are different.Hope this helps you.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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