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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?
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?
I’m getting tested for herpes and waiting for the results, but I have no idea what to look for when they come back. What do the test results for herpes look like? How will I know if I have herpes, or not?
What is a herpes test? Is it a blood test? What else do I need to know about it?
I’m curious about the test for herpes. What is it? Is there more than one option?