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Although CDC does not recommend that everyone get tested for herpes, herpes testing may be useful in some situations.Herpes blood tests (also called type-specific HSV serologic tests) Please note that while a herpes blood test can help determine if you have herpes infection, it will not be able to tell you who gave you the infection.
Testing allows a doctor to talk with you about what to expect in the future, which medications are available to help manage any symptoms, and how you can lower your risk of spreading the infection to your sex partner(s).
Treating HSV Symptoms Naturally Changing Your Routine to Treat HSVUnderstanding HSVCommunity Q&A Genital herpes is very common.
In those 12 and older, there are about 45 million cases in the US.
More often, the stigma and shame from a genital herpes infection can be more troubling to someone who is infected than the disease itself.
If you are worried about genital herpes, you should talk with your doctor about whether you should be tested. There is no evidence that diagnosing genital herpes with a blood test in someone without symptoms would change their sexual behavior and stop the virus from spreading.