Today more men and women are engaging into sex outside marriage. I have nothing against it, but I always have a strong conviction when it comes to sex.
First off, I value purity of both men and women for the sanctification of marriage. It’s one of the best gifts you can give to your husband/wife.
The danger of engaging in an unsafe sex can lead to sexually transmitted diseases. Genital herpes is sexually transmitted diseases that are known among sex active persons.
Genital herpes can occur without symptoms, yet the virus can still spread to others.
Here are the general questions closely associated with Genital Herpes Faqs:
What is Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by HSVp1, or Herpes Type 1, and HSV-2, or Herpes Type 2. The virus targets the genitals, the cervix, as well as the skin in other parts of the body.
It is considered a chronic disease that can affect in a long term basis. There is a high tendency that the disease will reoccur depending on the transmission of the virus.
How Widespread Is Genital Herpes?
According Center for Disease and Control, Genital Herpes is common in United States.
One of every size person aged 14-49 years are carrying the virus and has a high tendency of spreading the virus to their sexual partners.
States is where Genital Herpes is prevalent because of economic status, health care quality and elicit use of drugs.
How Dangerous Is Genital Herpes?
Genital Herpes is highly contagious; remember that this is a sexually transmitted disease that is passed from one person to another through close and direct contact.
Herpes 2 is the main cause of genital outbreaks, although today Herpes 1 can cause various infections.
Herpes 1 is more likely to develop around the mouth and not reactivated in the genital area.
Whereas, Herpes type 2, is much more likely to reactivate in the genital tract. Thus, there’s more of a risk of co-infection with H.I.V. from herpes 2.
How Can You Tell If You Have The Disease, Aside From Getting A Blood Test?
The traditional way to distinguish Genital herpes is through ulcers or sores on the genital area that causes pain for a few days.
Presently, with breakthrough in medicine and technology common way herpes presents is mild irritation that may be mistaken for trauma to the genital tract.
How Is Genital Herpes Transmitted?
Genital Herpes is transmitted through any form of sexual activity. May it be in the form of vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who is already infected with the virus.
Also, through direct skin-to-skin contact. This includes kissing and also cuts through the skin.
Herpes virus is often spread during an outburst of the infection given that the virus is contained in the affected skin.
The virus can still be transmitted even without the presence of symptoms through close contact with the infected person.
What Are The Noticeable Symptoms Of Genital Herpes?
The symptoms of the disease vary from person to person and some might be immunosuppressed, so further medication is needed.
Genital Herpes may be symptomless sometimes, but here are the common indications that you might be a candidate for carrying genital herpes:
- Pain in genital area that may vanish after a few days
- Cold sores
- Fever blisters
- Ulcers in genital area
- Itching or burning sensation
- Body aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
How Is Genital Herplex Diagnosed?
Genital Herplex is diagnosed by physical changes in the genital area also through viral cultures genetic amplification of Herplex Simples Virus genome material and other tests are also performed.
Specific tests include:
- Polymerase Chain Reaction Blood Test
- Cell Culture Test
Your medical Doctor provides you much needed information on what kind of HSV you are infected with.
What Will I Do If I Have HSV And Pregnant At The Same Time?
If you are pregnant and suffering from HSV. You have to look for a specialist in treating HSV.
It is a serious matter every mother should consider because the infection may be transmitted to your unborn baby.
HSV left untreated can weaken your immune system and can cause other complications.
Is Condom Effective In Dealing With HSV?
Condom can help avoid the transmission of sexually transmitted disease but it does not completely protect form such, because some cuts on the genitals can still have in contact with your skin too.
How Can I Reduce The Risks Of Acquiring HSV?
There are various ways to lessen to effects of HSV:
- Abstain from any form of sexual activity
- Consistent medical care
- Use condom
- Use dental dams
- Open communication with partner
There are still various ways to prevent HSV. You have to educate yourself about the danger of engaging into sex.
I always believe that one way to combat these sexually transmitted diseases is through awareness and pedagogy like knowing the so called Genital Herpes F.A.Q.