The only way to find out for sure if you have genital herpes is to get checked out by a doctor or nurse. If you have symptoms, they can tell you if its herpes by looking at or testing the sores. If you dont have symptoms, they can do a blood test.
Can you tell when you contracted HSV 2?
People may notice the first symptoms of herpes around 2–20 days after contracting the infection. In some cases, however, people may have the herpes virus for many years before noticing any symptoms. The main symptoms of herpes are sores around the mouth or genitals and flu-like symptoms including headache and fatigue.
Can you tell how long youve had HSV 2?
For this reason, we do not recommend using blood tests as a way to determine how long a person has had herpes. Unfortunately, most people who are diagnosed will not be able to determine how long they have had the infection.
Can you be exposed to HSV 2 and not get it?
Outbreaks are usually recurrent, but the severity and frequency decrease with time. Everyone who is exposed to the virus does not develop sores, but may still shed virus and expose others through contact with the infected area even if sores are not present. Who should get tested for Herpes?