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Should everybody get tested on Herpes Genitalis?

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So 1 in 5 has Herpes Genitalis
In 6 of 10 people it never breaks out
When there is no outbreak, these people can infect others at about 5% of the time. 
(please correct if i am wrong)

There is a simple blood test.

Should i do the blood test? 
When i am negative, i am happy. Then i ask everybody before i sleep with her if they had herpes. If they had, i just sleep with them wearing boxer shorts (condoms are a given anyway). Ok, they could be silent transmitters. So i would have to ask everyone to make a test too. Or also use boxer short+condom there. 

When i am positive this sucks. Then i have to have sex with boxer shorts and bad conscience or telling. 

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Yes, This should definitely be part of STD panel screenings.

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I will not get tested right now. 
I never had an outbreak, I don’t know if I am infected. 
I couldn’t take this right now. 

- 80% of infected don’t even know they have it, they don’t have outbreaks
- Of the 20% that are infected and have an outbreak, from these people 20% only have this one outbreak and then never again
- With condoms having sex for a full straight year transmission is only 1 in 20  cases. With people who don’t show symptoms it should be half, so 1 in 40 cases. 

The action is the same with having it or not – taking condoms. 
And I also look into a barrier cream for the areas the condom doesn’t reach, I made thread about it but people don’t seem to be very interested in actual ways to not get herpes or transmit it. 

So – it will be the same. I will put on the barrier cream and she will perhaps ask ‘what are you doing?’, and I will just say it’s for extra safety, I don’t want to get anything, sorry, I am a little germophob. 
(Instead with herpes the whole thing would be totally the same, just sound a lot worse)

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