And believe it or not, MOST doctors do NOT include a test for herpes when they are testing their patients for other common STDs.
So 90% of the people who have genital herpes DON’T EVEN KNOW IT!
Since most people have not taken a type specific blood test at least 12-16 weeks after their last sexual partner, they might possibly be carrying and spreading the HSV2 virus without their knowledge, and may display no particular symptoms.
The only difference between US and THEM (the general population) is that we KNOW what we have and we can do something about it.
Some have proven benefits, while others are bogus, and still others need more study. Herpes Self-Monitoring: Some people can *tell* that they might be having an HSV-1 or HSV-2 outbreak – because they feel a tingling or other sensation – even if it never turns into a sore or any other visible symptom.
Unless your partner has taken one of the newer, very reliable type-specific herpes blood tests at least 12-16 weeks AFTER their last intimate encounter, there is always the chance that they might have acquired the herpes virus prior to sleeping with you. So if you have intimate relations prior to your partner being tested, and they later develop symptoms and test positive for herpes, you will NEVER KNOW if your partner got herpes from you or if they had it BEFORE you, but just didn’t know it.Many of THEM are really part of US, but they just don’t know it.Asking our potential partners to get tested may seem awkward, but just think of the favor you will be doing for yourself and everyone else – if someone who has it, finally learns that they have it and can start doing something about it.Make sure that both you and your partner(s) have *actually* been tested for herpes.MOST people with genital herpes have few or no noticeable symptoms.