Herpes diagnostic tests and their use

Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2012 Apr;14(2):175-84. doi: 10.1007/s11908-012-0241-0.


Genital Herpes is common, causes a broad spectrum of clinical disease, and enhances susceptibility to other sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Accurate diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Virus infection is important in surveillance, diagnosis and management, screening, and quality assurance. We have reviewed currently available herpes diagnostics and their appropriate use.