Genital herpes is a common condition. One analysis estimates that 14% of people between 14 and 59 years of age in Canada have HSV-2. Genital herpes is a recurrent, chronic infection; however it is a manageable condition.
Is it illegal to not tell someone you have herpes in Canada?
In Canada, its a crime not to disclose HIV or another STI before having sex that poses a “significant risk of serious bodily harm.” However, most prosecutions have been strictly related to HIV and hardly any have been related to herpes, syphilis, chlamydia or other STIs.
Can a urine test detect herpes?
Herpes Testing If you only want to be tested for herpes, there is a herpes swab available. We can also test for herpes from a urine sample if you have urethral symptoms, and other possible causes (such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea) have been eliminated.