Herpes Simplex Virus

  1. 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...
  2. How Soon Can I Get Tested After Having Unprotected Sex?

    How Soon Can I Get Tested After Having Unprotected Sex?
    So you have had unprotected sex and now you are worried about being exposed to STDs. Every person who is sexually active should get tested for STDs at some point, especially after they have had unprotected sex. However, which tests, and when mainly depends on their personal risk factors. Oftentimes screening is not necessary. But if it is recommended, and...
  3. Is My Rash Cold Sore or Something Else?

    Is My Rash Cold Sore or Something Else?
    If you get painful blisters on any part of your body, they are known as cold sores. These are usually caused by a virus, but not the one that makes you sneeze and sniffle. Cold sores occur due to an infection that is called a herpes simplex virus or HSV.   Cold Sore Symptoms Cold sores, also known as fever...
  4. What is Herpes?

    What is Herpes?
    Herpes is an infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus basically affects the anal region, the external genitalia, mucosal areas, and skin in other body parts. Herpes happens to be a long-term condition. Nevertheless, many people do not show any symptoms although they have been carrying the virus since long. Some of the common symptoms include...
  5. Incubation Period of STDs

    Incubation Period of STDs: When Do Symptoms Show And How, When You Can Get Tested How soon should you get yourself screened for an STI after you have had unprotected sex? Are you wondering about this too? There are around 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections and diseases every year, and half of the Americans come across a sexually transmitted...
  6. Teens Invented Condoms that can Detect STDs

    Three students, ages 13-14 years old, of Newton Academy in London invent color-changing condoms to warn of STDs. Their proposal won them the top prize in the UK 's TeenTech Awards in 2015. The concept sounds creative and could be a game-changer in STDs detection, but as of today it is still a concept and with the current technology, it's...
  7. Herpes: What Is It, And How I Get It?

      Herpes is a virus, actually a pair of viruses. One was normally found above the waist, the other below the waist. But in recent years, there have been many cases of what used to be oral herpes (cold sores) found living in the genitals, and genital herpes is found above the waist. In addition, these viruses are mutating, and...
  8. Very Reliable: Herpes Simplex Blood Test

    What is herpes simplex virus? Herpes simplex virus is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) responsible for sores on the mouth or genitals. The sores can be excruciating, however, the virus normally does not lead to serious health implications. Herpes is a lifelong infection that, in most cases, remains latent for a larger portion in the life...
  9. How to Distinguish Cold Sores from Syphilis Sores

    There are several kinds of sores that can develop on the lips and the genitals. The features and locations of these sores can make them very confusing, as the cold sores of herpes can easily be mistaken for syphilis sores also known as chancres. Are There Differences Between Cold Sores and Syphilis Sores? Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and syphilis do...
  10. How To Get Tested For Herpes - Why the Herpes Blood Test Is Not The Best Option?

    Have you noticed some strange lesions appearing on your body, specifically on your lips, hands, genital areas and trunk? What you have may be herpes lesions caused by some types of herpesviridae or herpes viruses that are well-known to infect humans. You may immediately schedule a doctor or a clinic appointment, a nurse can also test the sore itself. You...

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