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Why Everyone Needs a Blood Test for Herpesfrom:
I have herpes, don't you?
Are you sure?
I wouldn't be so sure if I were you.
Unless you have had a recent type-specific blood test to test
for the presence of herpes simplex antibodies you cannot say
with any certainty that you don't have herpes.
You think that only 20% of the population has herpes?
You may have heard that one out of every five people has herpes,
but that number is untrue and a distortion of the facts. The
truth is that at least 60% of the adult population has herpes.
Some people for reasons known only to them decided to exclude
people who get herpes above the waist- people who get so-called
"cold sores" on their mouths and faces, from the herpes
statistics commonly reported in the media, then reporting only
the percentage of people who get herpes below the waist-
so-called genital herpes. This makes no sense at all since the
scientific literature doesn't classify herpes simplex 1 (cold
sores) as a different disease as herpes simplex 2 (genital
herpes)- but rather as two different types of the same disease
which are almost identical genetically, and since many of the
new cases of herpes of the genital area are actually caused by
people getting herpes simplex 1 on their genitals from oral sex.
There really is no such thing as " cold sores" -it is simplex
herpes simplex 1 of the mouth or face. And those who have it
need not be in denial pretending that it's anything other than
herpes simplex. The truth is that you can get herpes simplex 1
on almost any part of your body including your nose, your
elbows, your fingers, your stomach, your genitals, your anus,
etc. The truth is that herpes simplex is herpes simplex and it
is only misleading to not include the people with herpes simplex
1 in herpes statistics.
Somewhere between 20 and 25% of the population get their herpes
sores below the waist and somewhere between 50 and 80% of the
population gets their herpes sores above the waist. If you
factor in the number of people who have both herpes 1 and 2 at
the same time, you are left understanding that at least 60% of
the population has herpes simplex. Which rings true when you
consider that 70% of the adult population has HPV (genital warts
or cervical dysplasia) and that 80% of the adult population has
had chlamydia at least once.
This is the reality of our times. There is almost no adult who
has had more than six sex partners who hasn't caught a sexually
transmitted infection. Including yourself. Including myself.
You say you've been tested before for sexually transmitted
diseases and are clean?
I wouldn't be so sure. Herpes and HPV are almost never included
in routine testing for sexually transmitted infections. Some
doctors have the attitude of "Almost everyone tests positive for
herpes so why bother testing". Unless you have specifically
asked for a type-specific blood test for herpes such as the
Western Blot test you have probably never had an accurate herpes
test. Swabbing for the presence of herpes can and often does
render false negative tests. I know that from personal
experience. The doctors told me twice that I didn't have herpes
before accurately testing me positive for herpes although I had
already had a very obvious primary outbreak.
I strongly encourage you to get a type-specific blood test for
herpes if you believe that you don't have herpes or are unsure
of your herpes status. If you test negative for herpes it will
allow you to make some decisions regarding safer sexuality to
help keep you herpes free for the rest of your sexual history.
If you test positive for herpes it will allow you to decide to
treat your herpes and make safer sex choices to help you to not
infect others and make this epidemic worse. Not only is it the
ethical thing to do it is also the sane thing to do since herpes
makes you more vulnerable to HIV and HPV and may have some
possible links to certain types of cancer and alzheimers. If you
don't know you won't get treatment. Knowledge is empowering.
Denial is irresponsible.
You say you are sure you don't have herpes because you haven't
had an outbreak?
Most people with herpes, maybe up to 70% don't get noticeable
outbreaks. You may be having sub-clinical (subtle) outbreaks or
may be shedding virus asymptomatically (without symptoms). You
could be infecting others with herpes without knowing it.
Don't be afraid of getting a herpes test. Herpes can be
effectively treated by a combination of diet, stress reduction
and herbal medicine or by drug therapy. There is no cure but it
possible to go years between outbreaks.
I still believe that most people when given a choice prefer to
the do the right thing. Getting tested for herpes is the right
If you have any questions about how to treat your herpes
holistically feel free to contact me through my websites:
A great resource for learning about herpes is the international
herpes resource center
Christopher Scipio Homeopath/Herbalist Holistic Herpes Treatment
About the author:
Christopher Scipio , is one of the most experienced holistic
practitioners treating the Herpes virus. A homeopath and
herbalist who hails from a long line of Caribbean natural
healers, Scipio has during the last 15 years developed a very
successful natural protocol in treating the Herpes family of
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