Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 Blood Test
- Herpes type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes type 2 (HSV-2)
Who is this for?
Herpes type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes type 2 (HSV-2)
Herpes type 1: The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a sexually transmitted infection, that can be transmitted as an oral infection or genital infection. HSV 1 is more commonly referred to as Oral Herpes. The HSV 1 infection can cause severe ulcers or blisters in the mouth causing uneasiness and discomfort.
Herpes type 2: HSV 2 is referred to as Genital Herpes. HSV 2 increases the risk of acquiring HIV infection. HSV 2 can be severe for those who have a weakened immune system.
Why take the test?
The Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 Blood Test is suitable for individuals that may be concerned about exposure to a virus causing STI. Herpes Simplex Virus is a common STI that can be either oral herpes or genital herpes. Genital herpes can cause a severe impact on the body and also, increase the chances of contracting as well as spreading HIV. This disease is spread by sexual contact with unknown persons.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 Blood Test is suitable for the individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
1. Painful mouth blisters
2. Cold sores around the mouth
3. Genital/ Anal cuts
4. Fever, body ache on the onset of infection
Experts Opinion Herpes Tests
"Herpes is a common virus that can cause cold sores, skin lesions and genital ulcers. HSV 2 is normally transmitted through sexual contact, while HSV 1 is usually nothing to worry about and in many cases is picked up in childhood. There’s no current cure for herpes, but often it can be tackled using creams or tablets."
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