Herpes Simplex Virus Type II IgG
Herpes Simplex Viruses or also known as HSV is a virus that is highly contagious and spreads from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus - the HSV-1 and HSV-2.
The HSV-2 is contracted through forms of sexual contact with a person who has HSV-2, causing genital herpes. Genital herpes is spread by sexual activity through skin-to-skin contact. The risk of infection is highest during outbreak periods when there are visible sores and lesions however, genital herpes can also be spread when there are no visible symptoms and many people is unaware that they are infected by the HSV-2.
Sample for testing: Blood