Patient :Im now 15 years old and i was told when i was in third grade that i had herpes type 2 but i havent gotten any outreaks so im woundering could the doctor have made a mistake and maybe i dont have heroes ir do i have herpes?
Thank you for writing to us.
Testing for the Herpesvirus is done by using the Tzank smear. This is a smear that looks for cells that are characteristically like Herpes virus infection.
I believe your Doctor is correct and you should take the correct medication. Hope this helps you. All the best.
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