Originally Posted by Pinkstar84
Hello, My boyfriend and i went to planned pearent hood and my boyfriend got tested for everything but we wanted to mostly get tested for herpes because i have it. but they told him that there is no test he could get for herpes unless he had a break out. well i mean what if he never has a break out he will never know? is there a test that he could get or what?
If your boyfriend had a breakout, they could do a swab test where they could swab the sore / infected area and test it for herpes / the type of herpes.
However in the absence of an outbreak, one thing your bf could do is get a blood test. It's important to get a test which distinguishes between the different types, if you can. A large proportion of the population will test positive for HSV type I, which usually causes cold sores on the mouth. A smaller population will test positive for HSV II, which usually causes genital herpes.
How do you know you have herpes, by the way? How were you tested? Which type of herpes do you have?