I regard Medhelp generally as an excellent site. I currently have some concerns with HSV risk/symptoms etc, but the information online is so contradictory. It also seems to be that attitudes in the medical community towards HSV in the U.K varies from the U.S attitude. I'm afraid my confusion will be increased seeking help on this site.
I am interested to know why tests for HSV antibodies are so regularly recommended or suggested.
If 80-90% of the adult population have it, what point does it serve in finding out you are one of them??
If you can spread it without symptoms, what are you meant to do, never kiss anyone again??? Unless you are getting obvious outbreaks, which most don't, an antibody test doesn't tell you where on your body you contracted it.
It all doesn't really make sense to me.!!?? :-$