Get Over the Hurdle: Get an HSV-2 Herpes Home Test
No home should be without a herpes home test. In today’s uncertain world, STDs are constantly on the rise. For example, one in three Americans have a sexually transmitted infection. In fact, herpes in particular is absolutely the most common infection in the United States.
You see, there are actually two strains of herpes. There are oral herpes, or Herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1), and genital herpes, usually known as Herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). Today we’ll focus on the latter, since myLAB Box offers an at-home test specifically for HSV-2.
Nowadays, between the ages of 14 and 49, one out of every six people in the United States contract genital herpes. Fortunately, myLAB Box’s HSV-2 herpes home test kit is here to help. It’s a convenient and accurate way to take total control of your health.
What are the Symptoms of Genital Herpes?
HSV-2 is a sneaky infection. It can be passed through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. During an “outbreak,” the infection often produces raised blisters or sores. These typically appear in the genital or rectal area. However, even with this common symptom of genital herpes, these visible signs aren’t always very easy to spot. In many cases, this infection can be easily mistaken for a blemish or ingrown hair. To make matters worse, an outbreak may not show any detectable symptoms at all. This leads to many carriers having no idea that they are even infected.
The only way to know for sure whether you have this sexually transmitted infection is to screen for the infection at a clinic, doctor’s office or with an HSV-2 herpes home test. By far, the most convenient of these testing options is absolutely the at-home test.
These tests are designed with your peace of mind in mind!
How Does an HSV-2 Herpes Home Test Kit Work?
Screening with a herpes home test kit couldn’t be simpler. At myLAB Box, you can test from any place and at any time. In fact, you can completely skip the inconvenient trip to the doctor’s office or clinic. With our herpes home test, you’ll get the very same lab-certified results without ever setting foot outside.
Here’s the Whole Process:
- Order an HSV-2 home testing kit online. (You even get free shipping!)
- Collect a sample using the easy-to-follow instructions.
- Send the sample off for testing. (More free shipping!)
- Receive your lab-certified results online in just days.
You’ve Got Plenty of Options
You have the option to test for genital herpes in order to screen for this one individual infection. However, if you’ve decided to test for herpes, you might as well go the whole nine yards! With combination tests, you can screen for multiple infections using just a single sample set. Best of all, you’ll be able to get all your test results at once. There are several testing options for your at-home herpes test kit:
- Uber Box: this 8-panel test kit screens for genital herpes, but also HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, HSV-2, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis.
- Love Box: this 8-panel test screens for the same infections that are included with the Uber Box, but includes a second test kit so that couples can test together.
- Total Box: this comprehensive 14-panel test kit screens for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, HSV-2, Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat, and rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat, and rectal), Trichomoniasis and Mycoplasma genitalium. Women who are 30 years of age and older can add the option to test for HPV as well.
Better Safe Than Sorry
Currently, herpes cannot be cured. Once you are infected, it’s usually for life. Fortunately, herpes is treatable! With proper care, the frequency of outbreaks can greatly diminish. If you test positive using myLAB Box’s HSV-2 herpes home test kit, we’ll connect you with a physician or sexual health expert for a free phone consultation. If you live in a state that allows telemedicine (and most do!), this physician can even prescribe your treatment. The right medication can even shorten the amount of time that each outbreak lasts.
The myLAB Box experience can take you from testing to treatment in one easy, convenient and affordable process. This is why testing should become a regular part of any sexually active person’s routine. By taking control of your sexual health, you’ll soon realize that HSV-2 is nothing to fear!
Don’t stress – just test!