When you go in for STD testing, it is important to ask your doctor which infections you being tested for, and why.STD tests are usually done for infections that have serious outcomes if they are not treated.
If you are not infected, your doctor can talk to you about ways to lower your risk of getting genital herpes.
CDC recommends herpes testing for people who have genital symptoms for herpes to confirm that they are infected.
These events are called “having an outbreak,” and they appear as blisters on or around the genitals, rectum, or mouth.
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD).
It is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).