• blue21 blue21
    July 23, 2009
    Can Herpes cause death?
    blue21 blue21
    July 23, 2009

    What is the risk of dying from genital herpes?

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  • Nicole July 24, 2009
    Nicole
    July 23, 2009
    However I'm not a doctor, I have had genital herpes for two years and it can sometimes be very painful but I promise you that you wont die from it. If I can make it threw I believe anyone can for I am very young to have the virus.  READ MORE
  • Amy Tudor July 05, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    July 23, 2009

    Hi there, blue 21 - 

     

    I'm not a doctor, but evidence suggests that it's nearly impossible to die from herpes. Herpes is primarily a dermtological condition caused by a virus, and it goes through dormant and active periods that can be painful and inconvenient, but they do not cause life-threatening illness. Health experts have found a link between herpes and HIV infection, in that being infected with herpes makes it easier for that person to contract HIV/AIDs.  But the herpes virus itself isn't fatal.

     

    Here are some links that might be useful to you as you're exploring this topic:

     

    Herpes:  Knowing the Risks

    Genital Herpes: The Basics

    The Truth About HSV1, HSV2 and Oral Sex

     

    Best of luck to you!

     

     

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