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So one of my career goals has always been to acquire my massage therapy license. However, about 6 months ago I acquired hsv1 through oral sex. I was reading online that you have to take an hiv/herpes test when before you can get your license and if they come back positive, that prevents you from getting your massage therapy license. I can understand the reason behind the hiv testing but why hsv

Does anyone know if this is true? 

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What, really?  Could you share the link and wording?

I know for bodyworkers and general people who work with touching others that HIV education is a big thing that everyone goes through but I haven't heard of being tested for it.  There's definitely an understanding HIV competency test somewhere along the way but I haven't heard of HSV dismissing someone from practicing.

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I doubt you need to worry about HSV1. If that were an issue, massage therapists would be rare! Can you call the school you were considering attending and ask someone over the phone? You can block your number and not give your name (or give a fake name if they ask). 

This isn't really an answer to your question but no one in this conversation brings up the need to be HSV tested:


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