This test screens for exposure to herpes, a common STD that can cause painful blisters around the mouth or genitals.
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This test does not require fasting
Sample collection: Blood
It is important to remember that some people experience symptoms of an infection, but other people can have a sexually transmitted disease and have no symptoms. That is why it is important to get tested frequently. Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases may include:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. For more information on symptoms, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/std
This test is recommended for anyone who wants to know about their sexual health, as well as those who:
For more information, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm
Herpes 1 & 2 Screen
This test screens for exposure to herpes, a common STD that can cause painful blisters on the skin around the genitals, rectum, or mouth. The test screens for both infections with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 typically causes oral herpes and HSV-2 typically causes genital herpes, although HSV-1 is responsible for an increasing rise in genital infections. Despite the fact that there is no cure, antiviral medications are available to treat the symptoms, prevent further outbreaks, and minimize the spread of herpes to your sex partner.
When testing is complete, test results will be available through the GoTestMeNow.com secure patient portal that you can access on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
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When required, positive results are reported to the appropriate public health authorities.