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I know I was exposed to the herpes virus. When should I get tested?

I was exposed to herpes, got tested and found out that I’m negative for the virus. Should I get tested again to be sure I am not infected? In the meantime, can I still have sexual contact?

What is the most effective way to test for herpes?

I want to get a test for herpes but I don't know what I should look for in a test. What's the best and most accurate way to get tested for herpes simplex virus?

It looks like a have a pimple on my vagina...but could it be herpes?

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years. Before we had sex for the first time, we both got tested by our doctors for STDs and all the tests came back negative. I also just saw my gynecologist for my yearly exam and all the tests came back normal. This week, I noticed a bump that looked like a pimple on the outside of my vagina. It caused some pressure so I popped it. Now it is healing. Should I be concerned about herpes, or was this just a pimple?

Are red bumps and vaginal dryness symptoms of herpes?

I have occasional vaginal dryness, red painful bumps and a white watery discharge after sex, but I don’t have any burning with urination. Are these symptoms of herpes? 

How can I catch herpes?

I’m just a little confused about STDs...how can I catch herpes?

How can you test for herpes?

I think it might be a good idea for me to get a herpes test. How can you test for herpes?