I was diagnosed with genital herpes January 2012 by visual exam by doctor and classic symptoms. Blood test showed negative but probably because virus had not been in my system long enough to show positive. Started Valtrex immediately and been on it a year, then decided to take another test January 2013 which also showed negative. Does Valtrex suppress virus enough to show negative in a blood test?
Can taking Valtrex cause a Herpes blood test to show negative 1 year after diagnosis?
- 15 Feb 2013 by eternal70
- 20 Dec 2013
- valtrex, herpes simplex - suppression, blood test
Added 15 Feb 2013:
I haven't had another attack since the initial outbreak except for one questionable attack that I think was a false alarm due to apprehension that I might be having one, since it started out the same way with flu-like symptoms and then I thought I felt a blister, but I immediately went to the doctor, and she found no blisters. It was probably just nervousness that any little illness might be the onset of an attack. I called doctor when results of latest test came back negative, and she said the Valtrex is probably why the test was negative and the only way to know was to stop the Valtrex and see what happens. But my gyno said two negative tests a year apart means no herpes, even taking Valtrex. Which doctor is right?
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