But medicine has made great strides, and since 1999, there are several NEW Ig G blood tests now available that DO very accurately distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2 and are 97-100% ACCURATE, if taken no earlier than 12-16 weeks after your possible exposure to the virus.
Since some doctors and clinics are still using the older, inaccurate blood tests.
For the great majority of people with herpes, their symptoms are so mild or infrequent – or not at all – that their herpes is never diagnosed!
PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME – that just because you don’t see any sores or feel sick or don’t notice any particular symptoms – that you don’t have herpes or any other STD. And for goodness sake – DO NOT ASSUME that your doctor already tested you for herpes!
Here is a list of some of the old, inaccurate Herpes Blood Tests and their names.
Make sure your doctor is NOT using one of these: – Diasorin, Herpes 1 or 2 Ig G Clin-ELISATM, Stillwater, MN – Zeus, HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 ELISA Test System, Raritan, NJ – Sigma, Herpes 1-Ig G, Herpes 2-Ig G, St Louis, MO – Wampole Labs, HSV-1 Ig G ELISA, HSV-2 Ig G ELISA, Cranbury, NJ For more info on good and bad herpes blood tests, please read this excerpt from the Ebook, “The Good News About The Bad News” by Herpes Expert, Terri Warren, RN.
There is also speculation that some medical plans and insurance providers may discourage doctors from testing for herpes so that they will not have to prescribe potentially expensive drugs to the estimated 50% or likely more of their patients who would potentially test positive for HSV-1 and/or HSV-2.
Since most people with genital herpes have few, infrequent or even NO noticeable symptoms, it can be difficult to know whether or not you have genital herpes.