Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Is it immoral to not be tested for herpes?

I've talked with my doctor at length about getting tested for herpes. My last test was in October 2017. He feels that testing me is "medically and clinically unnecessary because I am exhibiting no signs or symptoms of herpes." He feels that combined with my low risk, using condoms (which I haven't since meeting my bf in December), being on PrEP, and lack of symptoms it doesn't warrant testing. SN: My bf has been screened for STIs and was negative for all. HSV screening was not available where we went to get tested. He is not exhibiting signs or symptoms either. What should I do? Am I wrong for agreeing with my doctor that I shouldn't be tested? Am I putting others at risk? I feel like I've done my due diligence by asking questions and getting informed by talking to my provider. Can anyone help me to let this go?
1 Responses
Avatar universal
I don’t know that it’s exactlt immoral. But it certainly wouldn’t hurt.

I caught HSV 2 from my long term partner who never had any symptoms or outbreaks at all. We were both tested positive and I’m the only one who ever broke out. So, like I said. It wouldn’t hurt.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Herpes Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Millions of people are diagnosed with STDs in the U.S. each year.
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
STDs aren't transmitted through clothing. Fabric is a germ barrier.