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 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
  2. 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 blisters, can happen anywhere on the body. They are most likely to appear on the outer side of your lips... → Continue reading
  3. 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 ulcers, blisters, pain while urinating, vaginal discharge, and cold sores. Although there is no cure for herpes, the infection... → Continue reading
  4. 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 of an infected person. The herpes simplex virus is typically manifested in 2 strains: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV... → Continue reading
  5. 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 have sores as a common symptom, but the nature of these sores differs. We will be highlighting the several... → Continue reading
  6. Yes! Herpes (HSV2) Can Be Transmitted During Oral Sex

    Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV2) is categorized as one of the two types of herpes viruses which are not usually transmitted by oral contacts. This does not mean that a large number of people do not get infected orally, given the fact that people who live with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to the disease than others with sound health. One of the easiest ways to recognize HSV2 is the evidence of sores and blisters transmitted after... → Continue reading

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