New York Herpes 1&2 Testing

We offer our patients testing and treatment for Herpes 1 & 2 and other STDs, in New York. We use the Herpes Antibody Test to determine if you've been exposed to the Herpes. Whether it's genital Herpes or oral Herpes, a small blood sample is all that's need for testing. Herpes is a commonly found STD, but you still have to get tested before you can receive care. Treatment is generally antibiotics. If you live in the New York and Greater New York Area county areas, you deserve stress-free STD testing and treatment.

Herpes 1&2 facts and stats

45 Million

According to the CDC, there are 45 million cases of genital Herpes in the United States.

11.5%/20.9%

HSV-2 is more common in women (20.9%) than it is in men (11.5%), according to the CDC.

2-4x

Those with genital Herpes are 2 to 4 times more likely to get Herpes if they are exposed to it, according to the CDC.

45 Million

According to the CDC, there are 45 million cases of genital Herpes in the United States.

11.5%/20.9%

HSV-2 is more common in women (20.9%) than it is in men (11.5%), according to the CDC.

2-4x

Those with genital Herpes are 2 to 4 times more likely to get Herpes if they are exposed to it, according to the CDC.

Herpes 1&2 Frequently Asked Questions

Herpes Basics

How is Herpes spread?

You can get Herpes during skin to skin contact or during oral, vaginal and anal sex. You have the highest risk of getting Herpes if you come in contact with an open, active sore. However, you can still get Herpes when there is no outbreak. So even if it doesn't look like your partner has Herpes, you could still get Herpes if they are infected with the virus.

What is Herpes?

Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by two viruses: Herpes simplex type 1 (HSV 1) and Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV 2).

Herpes 1 is most commonly referred to as oral Herpes and causes cold sores to appear in and/or around the mouth. Herpes 2 is most commonly referred to as genital Herpes that cause sores to appear in genital areas and the mouth. The CDC estimates that 45 million people in the U.S. have genital Herpes, and 65% of Americans have had oral Herpes.

Will Herpes effect my ability to get pregnant or my pregnancy?

Contracting Herpes during a pregnancy or having an outbreak during a pregnancy can put your baby at risk for contracting Herpes as well. If you or someone you know is in this situation, they should talk to their doctor as soon as possible, so he or she can determine the best course of action for mother and baby.

What are the symptoms of Herpes?

Most people may not know they are even infected. That's because it can take a while for symptoms to develop and if there are symptoms, they can be mistaken for other common illnesses. Herpes 1 can appear as painful cold sores in or around the mouth. Herpes 2 symptoms may take some time to show, but they can appear as itching or burning sensation below, painful urination, and sores/blisters on the genitals. When you have symptoms, it can be referred to as an "outbreak." However, outbreaks might not happen until years after exposure. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure.

Herpes Testing

How does the test for Herpes work?

The time it takes the body to develop antibodies to Herpes can vary for everyone. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months for infection to develop. For both Genital Herpes and Oral Herpes, it is possible to develop a false-negative when your results are returned. If you believe you have been infected by Herpes, our doctors may recommend that you get re-tested in 2-3 months to determine your exposure to Herpes. There is also a small chance that your Herpes test result may return as a false-positive.

What are the possible results from my Herpes Test?

The time it takes the body to develop antibodies to Herpes can vary for everyone. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months for infection to develop. For both Genital Herpes and Oral Herpes, it is possible to develop a false-negative when your results are returned. If you believe you have been infected by Herpes, our doctors may recommend that you get re-tested in 2-3 months to determine your exposure to Herpes. There is also a small chance that your Herpes test result may return as a false-positive.

What is the test for Herpes?

We offer a blood test that has the ability to differentiate between Herpes 1 and 2. This blood test check for antibodies that develop to fight the virus after you are infected. After your blood is drawn by the lab technician, you'll get results within a few business days.

Herpes Treatment

Does treatment help prevent Herpes from spreading?

Antibiotics can help prevent the spread of Herpes but it's not 100%. Taking your prescribed medication can help reduce the risk of spreading Herpes by about 50% in some cases. Condoms are also an effective tool in reducing the spread of Herpes.

Are there treatment and care options if I test positive for Herpes?

Yes. Once you get tested and diagnosed with either oral Herpes or genital Herpes, it can be treated, but there is no cure.

Both types Herpes are not life-threatening in adults. Depending on the severity of Herpes outbreaks, no treatment may be necessary. Oral antiviral medications most commonly, acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir) and valacyclovir (Valtrex) are safe and effective, and can prevent or shorten the duration of outbreaks, reduce the frequency and severity of recurrent outbreaks, and decrease the risk of spreading the infection to others.

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  • Chlamydia
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  • Gonorrhea
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  • Syphilis
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  • Hepatitis C

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