Being told that you have Herpes is not news that anyone wants to hear. What if you were given a false Herpes diagnosis and you did not have the disease? The emotional turmoil that you had to go through was bad enough. Telling your partner was very difficult for you. You find out that it was all in vain. Unfortunately this is something that happens to some people who are given an oral Herpes diagnosis, or a type two Herpes diagnosis of the genitals. If a person is given a Herpes diagnosis they must tell their partner so that they can be aware that they may also have the disease. Incorrect Herpes diagnosis do happen specially when done personally with home herpes tests. Going for a Herpes diagnosis blood test is perhaps the most accurate Herpes test one can avail today.
Herpes is an infection that causes painful lesions on the mouth or the genitals, depending on the kind that you have. Type one is the Herpes that affects someone’s mouth and lips. Type two is the Herpes that affects someone’s genitals. The two are different and there are only recently blood tests that can determine which one a person actually has. Herpes is very contagious and can be passed with just one chance encounter. Herpes does not act the same in all people; some women have internal outbreaks and do not realize that there is anything amiss. So it is possible to have Herpes and not have any symptoms. In this case the only way to know is to have a Herpes diagnosis blood test. Clearly the easiest way for a doctor to diagnose Herpes is during an outbreak. The blood tests only look for antibodies in your blood that are there to fight Herpes. Most of the time they are pretty accurate, but they can give a incorrect Herpes diagnosis on occasion. This is a five percent chance, but for someone who is falsely diagnosed then this is a big percentage.
Some people mistakenly think they are given an inaccurate Herpes diagnosis because they show no symptoms. These are the people that pass Herpes along and could have prevented it. Herpes can still be spread even if the person has never had a single outbreak. The infection is always hiding in the body and comes out to play during contact with another person. Routine testing for Herpes is recommended for people who switch partners or are involved with multiple partners. This way everyone can be made aware and be as safe as possible.