Genital Herpes

  1. What is herpes and how do you get it?

    What is herpes and how do you get it?
    Herpes simplex virus, known as herpes or HSV has two types. The first type is HSV-1, known as oral herpes. The second type is HSV-2, known as genital herpes. Although HSV-1 can also cause genital lesions, it mostly causes mouth sores. These mouth sores are also called cold sores or fever blisters. HSV-2 affects the genitals, causing painful sores to appear on them or in the anal area. Herpes simplex virus type 1 is a very prevalent disease, and... → Continue reading
  2. STDs You Can Get Without Having Sex

    STDs You Can Get Without Having Sex
    Do you know you can still contract some of the STDs even without having sex? You do not really have to be sexually active to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Before you dive into the specifics of how it is even possible, it is important for you to first understand a few terminologies. When it comes to ‘sex’, it generally means oral sex, anal sex, and penis-in-vagina sex. Penis-in-vagina is considered the only viable form of sex. However, there... → Continue reading
  3. Genital Herpes

    Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in which Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is the causative agent. Both Herpes and Herpes Simplex Virus are of two types. HSV 1 and HSV 2 and Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes. HSV1 is most commonly associated with cold sores, i.e., blisters and ulcers around the mouth, whereas HSV2 mostly causes herpes in the genital areas. However, both HSV1 and HSV2 can cause any herpes. For example, a cold sore on the mouth... → Continue reading

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