This test is done to detect if a person has been infected with the herpes simplex virus (I or II). This test does not detect the virus itself. If antibodies to the virus are present, the person has been infected with herpes simplex at some point in his or her life.
Can you test positive for hsv2 and not have it?
Also, false positive test results (test results that say you have herpes when you do not actually have the virus) are possible. Even if you do not have symptoms, you should talk openly and honestly about your sexual history with your doctor to find out if you should be tested for any STDs, including herpes.
Should I date someone with hsv1?
Having the herpes virus does not mean that your dating life is over. There is no reason you cannot continue meeting and dating people, as long as youre willing to be open and honest with them about your diagnosis.
Can hsv2 be mistaken for something else?
Herpes symptoms can be mistaken for many other things, including: A different STI which causes visible lesions, such as Syphilis or genital warts (HPV) Irritation caused by shaving. Ingrown hairs.