Herpes Simplex 1 & 2


Herpes virus are among the most common STIs and usually present as sores on the mouth or genitals.

Overview


The herpes simplex virus (HSV), commonly known as herpes, is an extremely common, incurable virus that causes sores on your mouth and/or genital area. There are two versions of the herpes simplex known as herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). The majority of people that carry HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 are asymptomatic and therefore are unaware they carry the virus. When symptoms do occur, they can be flu-like symptoms, but almost always consist of painful, fluid-filled sores. After the initial outbreak of blisters from acquiring the virus, which can range from mild to severe, the outbreaks will gradually happen less and less until they stop completely.

Test Contents


The herpes simplex virus (HSV), commonly known as herpes, is an extremely common, incurable virus that causes sores on your mouth and/or genital area. There are two versions of the herpes simplex known as herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). The majority of people that carry HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 are asymptomatic and therefore are unaware they carry the virus. When symptoms do occur, they can be flu-like symptoms, but almost always consist of painful, fluid-filled sores. After the initial outbreak of blisters from acquiring the virus, which can range from mild to severe, the outbreaks will gradually happen less and less until they stop completely.

Symptoms


There are two type of herpes and can lead to different type of symptoms depending on the Herpes type: Oral and Genital

Oral herpes symptoms include: Fever

Tiredness

Muscle aches

Irritability

Pain/Tingling/Burning/Itching at infection site

Cold sores/Fever blisters

Bumps/Pimple-like lesions

Sore inside mouth/throat/nose

Swollen lymph nodes

Swollen/bleeding gums Genital herpes symptoms include: Swollen lymph nodes

Fever

Headache

Tiredness Small blisters/sores on genitals/buttocks/upper thighs/rectal area or even inside urethra

Itching/Tingling in genitals/anal region

Painless red

raw/cracked area around genitals

Backache

When To Check


This test may be useful if you: You’re noticing unexplained sores on your body You’re feeling flu-like symptoms You suspect you were with someone who might have HIV/AIDS You’ve recently traveled You’ve recently had unprotected sex You haven’t checked in with your partners about their STD status Have multiple sex partners that haven’t been recently tested You learn your partner has an STD Are feeling or noticing symptoms in your body

Process To Get Checked


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Frequently Asked Questions


Testing with AimCheck is 100% secure, private, and yours. Your results come to your secure online portal, and are never shared with anyone other than you.

AimCheck’s medical testing utilizes all the latest contemporary medical practices, and works with the most advanced service provider in the country. STD testing is found to be over 90% accurate across all tests.

Yes. You can be reinfected with STDs you have already had. In some cases, having had an STD makes you more susceptible to reinfection.

STD’s don’t always come from penetrative sex: they can come through touching infected mucus membranes or from sharing needles, even sometimes from sharing cups. Don’t get nervous, but if you suspect something is off, get tested! It’s always good to know your body better.

Yes. Many STD’s are asymptomatic, so you won’t know if you have one until you infect someone else, or long-term symptoms arise.

Yes. In fact, if you have one STD, it’s possible you have even more. Get tested to find out.
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Symptoms

When To Check

Process

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