How to ask your partner to get tested? I got myself tested and it turns out (I already knew it but wanted to verify the type I have herpes simplex virus 1. I told him, Hey, I got tested, you should too. Next time you get a physical, ask to get tested for herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. I know it sounds like a lot but I would appreciate it knowing that you are healthy.