Genital Herpes — What Is It?
What is genital herpes? Many people do not know enough about
this disease due to the fact that it is not talked about in social
In fact, people are just now beginning to recognize and learn
the facts of genital herpes. It is very important that people
know about this disease, especially if they have it and that information
about genital herpes is correct.
Research is also important in this area so new treatments and
hopefully a cure can be found.
Genital Herpes is an STD
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Sexually transmitted diseases can be spread through intercourse
as well as other genital contact. Genital herpes can also be spread
through oral sex and even occassionally through touching of the
area without washing hands and then touching someone else.
What are STDs?
As we stated, STDs are diseases that are spread through sexual
contact. There are many STDs but herpes is one of the most common
and unfortunately there is no cure. Research has led to many available
treatments and research is helping new treatments be created.
With greater knowledge of STDs such as genital herpes, there
is great possibility of discovering cures.
What is herpes?
Herpes is a disease caused by a virus. There are many different
diseases in the herpes family, the most known being genital herpes
and mouth herpes. These are also known as herpes simplex virus
1 and 2. While the two types are different, both can be found
on the mouth area or the genital area. Type one is typically known
by cold sores on the mouth and mouth area. Type 2, or genital
herpes is found in the genital area.
How do you know if you have genital herpes?
Genital herpes is usually recognized by bumps, blisters and sores
on the genitals or around the genital area. The sores may itch
and usually are painful. The amount of sores can vary. Often the
first outbreak is the worst and most noticeable and leads most
people to a doctor who will diagnose the condition. Although it
is possible for a person to contract genital herpes and have no
symptoms at all. It is still possible to spread herpes even if
you have no symptoms.
Recurrent outbreaks of herpes are common but many people go months
or even years without a reoccurance. If you feel you may have
herpes, it is best to see a doctor right away to get a diagnosis
and treatment. Treatment can reduce and prevent outbreaks and
help you be more comfortable.
How is genital herpes treated?
Herpes is usually treated with antiviral medications. There are
once a day type medications to reduce symptoms and prevent reoccurances
and even creams and ointments to put directly on the infected
areas. Some people choose to try natural herbal treatments to
handle their outbreaks without medication. You can find more information
about all the different types of treatment on this website.
It is important to understand that genital herpes is contagious
and you can spread it to your sexual partners. You should avoid
all sexual contact during an outbreak. It is also possible to
spread herpes to others if you do not currently have symptoms.
You should talk to your doctor about your options when it comes
to protecting yourself and others.
You can live a normal healthy life even with genital herpes.
If you have herpes, you should learn all you can about the disease
and the treatments available. Knowledge is very important. You
do not have to sacrifice your happiness because of the disease
and your health should not suffer. There are too many treatments
available to help you.
With increasing knowledge of the subject, we can prevent more
people from contracting it and help those who have it live more
comfortable lives. There is hope for you and we strive to find
a cure soon.