My boyfriend and I have made an appointment to be screened for STDs in a few weeks. We're getting blood tests done along with everything else to check for HSV, specifically. The reason for this is because last year my boyfriend went to a walk-in clinic and was diagnosed with HSV (though no tests were done, just a visual exam), and we have doubts as to whether or not the diagnosis is true (for a few reasons, after we did some of our own research). My question is this: can a regular blood test tell the difference between the two HSV types, and if not, is there a way to distinguish between them? Thanks in advance!
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