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An Early Detection Herpes blood test from Private Testing Center is a fast, simple and painless way to find the answers about your sexual health.
This test detects the initial antibodies released by your immune system following infection. It cannot distinguish between a Herpes Type I or Herpes Type II infection.
You MUST WAIT at least 10 days from your last contact of concern, or else the test won’t be accurate. If it’s been more then 4 weeks however, we will recommend another type of test for Herpes, as the first wave of antibiotics this test checks for will have disappeared from your body and this test won’t be accurate.
Private Testing Center will always determine how long has passed since a contact of concern, so we can be certain you are not wasting your time and money by testing too soon or taking the wrong test.
Herpes is a virus that comes in two types, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both types go through “dormant” and “active” cycles. During the active cycle, the virus attacks healthy cells in your body, causing lesions (sores) on the surface of the skin around the groin, buttocks, or thighs. During the dormant cycle, the virus retreats to the nerves at the base of your spine and prepares for the next attack.
Because many people have mild symptoms that go unnoticed, or are written off as another condition, it’s estimated that 90% of people infected with Herpes are unaware that they have the virus. The ONLY WAY to know for sure is to get tested for it.