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If you’ve had a viral case of herpes in the last few months, you might want to consider getting tested for it.
Most people can expect to get a test for herpes after having symptoms.
You’ll want to get tested if you have symptoms of HSV-2, the virus that causes herpes, including fever, cough, sore throat, sore eyes, or redness in your mouth.
People with HSV can be tested for other types of HSIDs like HIV, which is why you’ll want a test if you’re on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
But, if you do have symptoms, you can also get tested for HSV1, which causes genital herpes.
You can get a herpes test by going to your doctor, getting a test kit, and submitting a request.
If you have HSV2, your doctor will perform a blood test to find out your HSV infection status.
You might also want to go to your local emergency room if you think you have herpes.
The results will determine if you need to see a doctor or get tested again.
Your HSV test results will help your doctor figure out how to treat your herpes infection.
HSV testing can take about two weeks.
Before you go to the doctor, your HSVs are sent to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention for testing.
Your doctor will test you with a blood sample that will be sent to a lab for analysis.
Your results will also help determine whether you need more antibiotics to treat the infection.
You may also need to have another test done to see if you are at high risk for HSVs.
HSVs can be very contagious, so your doctor should discuss whether you should have another HSV screening if you don’t have symptoms.
Your doctors will usually tell you if you should get an additional test if: you have genital herpes