Are you getting tested regularly? How are you getting tested?
1 in 5 people have genital herpes, 90% of these individuals aren’t aware that they have it. Contrary to what people may think, genital herpes can go about without being discovered. This is why the virus is so easily spread. How do you know if you have it? If you are presenting symptoms (Such as presence of sores, redness, itchiness, vaginal discharge, pain while urinating, ect.), you may get a swab testing. If you do not have any symptoms, you may get blood work to identify the presence of herpes simplex antibodies (Type 1 or 2). The antibodies can take up to 2 months to be present in your system & if you are not presenting any sores you can be a herpes carrier and still test negative. Protecting yourself is a sure way to avoid skin to skin contact with your sexual partner, do it.