Is there a blood test which tests for genital herpes? I'm pregnant and need to know.

May be. A blood test will reveal if you have been exposed to the virus but will not tell if you have active genital infection. Examination by a gynecologist and examination of the cells/tissues may be needed for a definitive diagnosis.

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Should I do the blood test for genital herpes, when I never had symptoms?

Of course not. What would you do with the information on this not-very-reliable test, anyway? Use barrier protection until you're with that one person special person you'll be spending the rest of your life with. You'll do this regardless of results. Read more...

Can a blood test be determined if a man has genital herpes?

Yes and no.... A blood test can tell whether someone is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and/or HSV2. It doesn't tell if genital or oral; that requires symptoms and/or testing of an outbreak for the virus. Most HSV1 is oral, some genital; almost all HSV2 is genital. The tests aren't perfect, but if you have symptoms that suggest GH or an infected partner, testing can be helpful. Read more...

If I tested positive for genital herpes blood test when I am asymptomatic is it conclusive?

Yes. The blood test lets us know that you have the virus lying dormant in your body some where. When your immune system is otherwise compromised due to stress, malnutrition, lack of sleep or other infection the virus will come out of hiding and give the classic symptoms of very small, painful/itchy vesicles . Read more...

Been married 4 years. No cheating. If I test positive for genital herpes in blood test, is it worth it to take medication if we are asymptomatic?

Most tests I've seen. are not very reliable in distinguishing between herpes on the lips (which nearly everyone has had and the virus is present in nearly all adults) and herpes other places (which is 90+% similar). and at least 15% of people have the oral type of herpes genitally. If you are being very cautious see if you are concordent (both with same blood testing) or discordent (one has one has not). Read more...
No, don't . Antibodies to genital herpes do not mean that you have an active infection. Frequently, old serological tests cannot distinguish between hsv1 and 2. Its a possibility that you have an infection that is silent and can transmit virus. So, be cautious and use protection during intercourse. Read more...