Providing diagnostics and treatment services to individuals across Africa.
Herpes Type 1&2 (Antibody)
Herpes type 1&2 (Antibody) test detects IgG antibodies which indicates acute infection with either HSV type 1 (Oral) or 2 (Genital). It has 55-85% accuracy.
The herpes simplex virus causes Herpes in humans, which is a sexually transmitted disease. There are two types of herpes infections:
1. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 ( HSV 1 )/Oral Herpes.
2. Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2)/Genital Herpes.
Why Get Tested
Herpes is a long-term condition, that may not show symptoms in some people and has no cure. It is important to get tested so you don’t pass the virus unknowingly. It can be passed down from mother to child during childbirth or from one person to another via sexual intercourse.
It is important to test for herpes if:
you are sexually active
you are a pregnant woman
you have multiple sexual partners
you are sexually involved with an infected person
This test requires a blood sample. The blood sample can be collected at one of our partner locations or at home using our on-demand sample collection service.