HIV and HSV are worlds apart. Do you realize HIV is a very serious virus that causes AIDS?
HSV on the other hand is a mere skin condition. You won't find much in the way of death statistics from herpes like you would AIDS (25 million people have dies from AIDS since 1981)
How were you tested? HSV1 or HSV2? Have you ever had any oral or genital symptoms?
If you have HSV1, statistically it's more likely to be oral. About 70% of the adult population has oral herpes; it's incredibly common.
I totally agree wiht you. Its unbelievable how little is known about Herpes. Especially HSV2. It can range from a mere skin problem every once in a while for some people to frequent severe outbreaks, nerve problems and other things for others. This definitely should be included in every standard STD test...I can't understand why it is not. By far way worse than ANY STD besides HIV.
Preaching to the choir for the most part on this one. 1% of adults in the US has hiv but cdc has recommended yearly testing for everyone over 12 years of age. 25% of adults in US have hsv2 and 56% have hsv1 but it's not a part of routine testing. Makes no sense at all to me.
It should be routine, in fact today when i had an std test the doc said he was using a swab to test for herpes, but then the person that took my blood said the swab was only for gon and clamydia. This person also said that everyone with herpes shows symptoms so theres no need to do blood tests because people already know they have it. Can you believe that?
Wow! Unreal. Can you believe that I went to one of the top rated hospitals in the country and two doctors there told me that I don't have Herpes, I have just been exposed to it based on my IGG test.....yikes!
Its frustrating for sure. To be honest I don't even think if he took a swab of the bumps I went in about, just one of those q-tip deals. So really there will be no test for herpes at all. I'm gonna have to go again.