Flawed herpes testing leads to many false positives — and needless suffering
The Truth About Herpes!
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Created with Sketch. Photographed by Nicholas Bloise. Considering it's such a common virus about one out of every six Americans has some form of herpes , getting diagnosed with herpes turns out to be way more complicated than you might think. For starters, if it's so common, then why isn't a herpes test included in your average yearly STD panel? But there are a lot of other competing factors to consider before a doctor decides to give you a herpes test.
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When one woman decided to get tested, she realized that a diagnosis is more complicated than she thought. What she found out next is something all women should know about. Having recently taken up cycling as a hobby, I figured the combination of tight spandex and the swampy humidity of July had given me a yeast infection.