Asked by blue21
Can You Die From Herpes?
What is the risk of dying from genital herpes?
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!