STD Test - Herpes HSV-1 and HSV-2
You may not think that you need a test for herpes because you have already been tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Routinely herpes and human papillomavirus infection (HPV) are not included in testing for STD’s. A culture from a scraping of the herpes lesions is a common and accurate test. If there wasn’t an active herpes outbreak at the time of the STD testing, herpes testing was probably not included.
If you look back and think you may have had a herpes outbreak, but didn’t recognize it at the time because you thought you were “safe”, you can be assured there is another outbreak in your future. There is a part of you that holds out hope that the rash was just from the heat and jeans that were too tight. The only way to know for sure is to be tested for herpes.
If you aren’t quite ready to head over to your family doctor, but think you may have been exposed to herpes, you can order a herpes culture test from the privacy of you home and have it delivered to any address that you are comfortable with. This way, the next time you have an outbreak that resembles a herpes outbreak, you will be ready to test yourself. If it is not herpes, you can continue to take precautions to prevent getting a herpes infection. If the test is positive, it will be important to get a doctor appointment to look into treatment options that may reduce the severity and the frequency of a genital herpes.
Private Diagnostics is an at home laboratory service that can give you the answers that you need in a safe and confidential manner Reasons why Private Diagnosis is chosen to test for herpes:
• Going to a clinic is not an option
• Want the results privately
When the results are ready, no one knows who is being tested. The results come to Private Diagnostics and the results are sent to you in a secure manner. A password that is assigned to the person, who was tested, will only be known to the person requesting the test and Private Diagnostics.
With the discount for two herpes test, both partners can have one on hand to test themselves when there is an outbreak that resembles a herpes outbreak.
It may be hard to get a positive herpes test result, but it is important to start treatment as soon as possible. A home herpes test that identifies a herpes infection is the first step to learning to live successfully with herpes.