Every day thousands of people meet people with Herpes for romance, dating, friendships, support, community, and to learn about Herpes medical treatments and information.
If you think you need STI testing, request it from your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about your concerns and what tests you'd like or need.
But a negative test doesn't rule out herpes as a cause for genital ulcerations.
A blood test also may help detect a herpes infection, but results aren't always conclusive.
Younger teens should be tested if they have a high risk of an STI.