Held up against the UW’s ‘gold standard’ the margin for error is pretty bad
By Zosha Millman, SeattlePI
A new study from the University of Washington calls into question the results of tests commonly used to diagnose oral and genital herpes.
UW researchers reviewed 864 patients from a private, sexually transmitted disease clinic in Portland, and found that in nearly half of the patients who tested positive for herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) the initial diagnosis was incorrect. To read the full article, click here.