Genital Herpes Testing
Our Accurate Genital Herpes Tests
Our testing centers use tests that have been approved by the FDA to screen for genital herpes. The tests work by identifying antibodies created by the body to fight the herpes simplex virus that causes genital herpes. You only need to give a blood sample which means you will not have to deal with uncomfortable undressing and swabbing. Our testing centers provide accurate tests with a 98% specificity and 97% sensitivity rate.
What You Need To Know About Genital Herpes Tests
How We Test For Genital Herpes
We use CLA tests to screen for antibodies formed by the body to fight the herpes simplex virus.
Genital Herpes Test Preparation
It’s a blood test and this means that you do not need any specific preparations.
When Is the Right Time For A Genital Herpes Test?
It is recommended that you wait for about 4 to 6 weeks after exposure to get tested. This will give more accurate results. If the results are negative, you should test again after three months to confirm them.
What Do Genital Herpes Results Mean?
Herpes test results have a numeric range. If they come back as 0.91 or below, the results are negative and mean that there is no herpes simplex virus. If they come back as 1.09 or above, it means that they are positive and you have the virus. There is a small chance of false positives which calls for a confirmation test.
Is There A Genital Herpes Cure?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for genital herpes. However, there are antiviral medications that suppress the virus and reduce or eliminate the outbreaks. The medications will also reduce the chances of transmitting the virus to your partner.
Who Should Get A Genital Herpes Test?
Genital herpes is more common in women since the transmission from men to women is easier. Anyone who is sexually active should get tested for genital herpes.
When Should I Get A Genital Herpes Test?
There is no specific time to get a herpes genital test but ‘Now’ is great. In most cases, genital herpes might not display any strong signs and symptoms. This is why there are many people who are infected and are not aware. This has greatly affected the fight against herpes around the world.
It is important to wait for about 4 to 6 weeks after potential exposure to get tested. This will give more accurate results. It is also important to get tested 3 months after the exposure to confirm the first results. Genital herpes might lead to complications that might include brain inflammation, aseptic meningitis, and blindness. If, in recent time, you have engaged in sexual activities with a person whose status you do not know, it’s time to get tested.
Having one STD increases the risk of other infections. If you decide to get tested for genital herpes, it might be a good idea to get the comprehensive STD test that covers 10 most common STDs.