All About Herpes: Get Educated before your Herpes Test
Take charge of your sexual health with STDClinic’s discreet Oral Herpes test. Read on to learn more about Oral Herpes symptoms, testing, and treatment.
Oral Herpes Overview
Colloquially known as ‘cold sores,’ oral herpes is a virus that manifests in open sores over the face. An estimated 80% of Americans are infected with Oral Herpes. Some herpes manifest into genital warts. Get an Oral Herpes test kit at STDClinic.com.
When the herpes simplex virus HSV-1 enters the human body through the mouth, it becomes Oral Herpes. After entering the skin, it seeps into human cells and infects the body. Depending on various factors like genetics and immunity, the symptoms may or may not show up.
Some 80% of the world is infected with oral herpes.
How do you contract Oral Herpes?
Oral herpes is easy to contract. You can get oral herpes by coming into contact with an open herpes sore, or by touching the saliva or skin around the mouth of someone infected with the virus
It’s important for you and your sexual partners to routinely check for STIs just to be safe.
Not everyone who is infected with Herpes will have symptoms. When you are infected with herpes, you’re likely to have occasional flare-ups over time.
- Tingles and burning sensation in the mouth area
- Ulcers around the mouth
- Painful sores
- Body pain
- Swollen lymph
When to Check
If you’re experiencing oral ulcers or mouth flare-ups, it’s a good idea to get tested for oral herpes
NOTE: If you suspect you may have an STI, it is highly recommended that you stop having sex until you’ve recieved medical advice. Doing so ensures you and any potential partners lessen the risk of spreading disease.
Preparation for Testing
The Herpes test is a standard blood test, and doesn’t require any special preparation before testing.
Select and order your test online. You'll receive an order confirmation with all the information you need to take your blood test.
Go to the clinic nearest you and take your blood test. Be sure to bring the confirmation email with you to the clinic!
Receive your results on STDClinic.com
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Medically reviewed byon April 1st, 2021.
- Genital Herpes - CDC Fact Sheet https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm