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May 13, 2023 at 4:22 pm #81571
Yes, I have had 10 patients who had a positive swab and negative western blot. They were likely either on suppression or tested too soon, but it is possible the blot just missed the infection.
A positive swab from a lesion is almost always accurate.
When I’ve seen oral HSV 2, people have what looks like cold sores on the lip or in the nose.