When Should I Test For Oral Herpes And Genital Herpes?
If you suspect you have symptoms of herpes, you should get tested as soon as possible. For high accuracy, it is recommended that you wait for about 4 weeks after the initial exposure.
What Do Herpes Results Mean?
Your results will be determined by the concentration of the herpes antibodies in your blood. The results will be negative, positive, or indeterminable. If they are negative, there is no virus in your blood, if it’s positive, you have the herpes virus. In case the result indicates indeterminable, it means that there are some antibodies in your blood but you will need about two weeks more to get an accurate test. If your results are negative, you can test again after three months to confirm the results.
Is There A Herpes Cure?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for oral herpes and no cure for genital herpes. However, it is possible to manage the infection through antiviral medication. The drugs help is suppressing outbreaks and reducing the chances of transmission.
Herpes is a common STD and there are many people who are living comfortably with proper management. The first step is to get tested to know your status so that you can protect yourself and those around you.