Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that causes blisters and skin ulcers in the genital area. It can be caused by either of two types of herpes simplex virus, HSV-1 or HSV-2. HSV-2 is the more common cause.
HSV spreads from person to person through kissing and skin-to-skin contact, as well as through vaginal, oral or anal intercourse. An infected person often transmits the virus when skin blisters or ulcers are visible, but the virus also can be spread when there...Read more
How did I get herpes? Did my partner cheat? Or did I have it before the relationship? How long can herpes stay dormant? These are some... Read more »
I was diagnosed with genital herpes about 10 years ago. I have a very mild case of it and haven't had a breakout in a few years. I also... Read more »
Yes. About 70% of new cases of herpes are transmitted from a person who has no symptoms at the time that they passed the virus to another... Read more »
1. Practice good hygiene. Keep your body clean, wash your hands frequently and try to avoid touching the sores. 2. Take salt baths. This method can... Read more »
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