Fresh from the mailbag, we have a question about a Herpes Urine Test. How accurate is it? Our answer: Not accurate enough. Read on for our reasons.
Genital Herpes is a common Sexually Transmitted Disease that is easily given to others and, sadly, doesn’t yet have a cure. You get herpes by having vaginal, oral or anal sex with someone who already has it. One reason the disease spreads so easily is you don’t have to have outward symptoms to spread the disease, so there’s a great many people who are infected and don’t even know it.
As many as 4-5 times a year, the virus attacks below the surface of your skin, creating LESIONS or SORES. These sores are difficult to attribute to Herpes alone, they also look very close to insect bites, ingrown hairs or a rash. Some people don’t even have sores – yet they can still be infected.
Your body beats the virus back from its attack, but it’s never able to kill it completely. Instead, the virus retreats to a cluster of nerves at the base of your spine and gathers its strength again before launching another attack. This is why Herpes has no cure, because any medication strong enough to kill the virus would also damage the nerves at the base of your spine!
Testing for Herpes is a complicated test, especially when you have no other symptoms. However, Private Testing Center favors blood tests for Herpes, with an accuracy rate of 99%. Urine tests for Herpes do exist, but it’s much harder to get an accurate result. You don’t want to leave your sexual health to chance… one of the worst things that can happen is being told you don’t have Herpes when you do, and you continue to inadvertently infect your partners!
Private Testing Center offers affordable and convenient testing, in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Herpes, HIV and other STDs. Same Day appointments are available and with over 1500 locations nationwide, your closest location is only a short drive away. We understand your privacy is of the utmost importance and we assure confidentiality for every one of our customers. Call 888.248.9002 or Schedule Your Test today.