Testing for Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

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In today’s blog, we will review what is genital herpes and how you can get tested for genital herpes.

A very common sexually transmitted disease that people get is called genital herpes.

What is genital herpes?

Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses – herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

How common is genital herpes?

According to the CDC, in 2018, estimates show there were 572,000 new genital herpes infections in the United States among people aged 14 to 49

How is genital herpes spread?

According to the CDC, genital herpes is spread through having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the infection. You can get herpes if you have contact with:

  • A herpes sore;
  • Saliva from a partner with an oral herpes infection;
  • Genital fluids from a partner with a genital herpes infection;
  • Skin in the oral area of a partner with oral herpes; or
  • Skin in the genital area of a partner with genital herpes.

Now that we have explained what genital herpes is and how it can spread let’s overview how you can get tested for this STD.

Screening for HSV 1/HSV 2. If you are experiencing symptoms above we do offer treatment.

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