If you are sexually active, it’s important to get tested for STDs, including genital herpes, on a regular basis to protect your sexual health. The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a sexually transmitted infection that is categorized by two types of viruses: herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes). This kit tests for genital herpes, or HSV-2, which is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the United States. One in six people in the United States between the ages of fourteen and forty-nine have genital herpes. You can contract this infection through oral, anal or vaginal sex. Often there are no visible signs or symptoms to alert you of this infection’s presence. In addition to regular screenings, it’s in your best interest to get tested if you believe you have been exposed to herpes or if you have had unprotected sex. This kit enables you to test safely from the privacy of your own home. Free telemedicine and treatment (as determined medically appropriate) is available for positives.