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  1. 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
  2. All You Need to Know About Herpes

    HSV, which is an abbreviation for Herpes Simplex Viruses, and commonly referred to as herpes, finds itself in two (2) categories, namely Herpes Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Type 2 (HSV-2). (HSV-1). This infection is known as oral herpes which is responsible for fever blisters and cold sores around the mouth and on the infected person’s face. (HSV-2). This type of infection causes a genital herpes outbreak on its victim which spreads around the infected area. Causes and Transmission... →Continue reading
  3. 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
  4. The Many Myths of Herpes Infection Corrected

    Herpes virus, or Herpes Simplex Virus, is a highly contagious viral infection that can be passed from person to person majorly via bodily fluids; it usually exhibits little or no symptoms in some, but can be deadly for others. There are some misconceptions about herpes viral infection which usually mislead the general public to take the wrong decisions when they are infected with the virus, it is wisely imperative to note the difference between the right and wrong as... →Continue reading
  5. Herpes Simplex Keratitis Is Not A Fancy Name, It Can Make You Go Blind

    The cornea is the outermost covering of the front of the eye. It is a transparent and dome-shaped structure that is highly sensitive to touch and pain, protecting the iris and the pupil from external injury. It also filters a reasonable quantity of light which enters the eye. The inflammation of the cornea by an injury or infection to it is known as keratitis. In the category of infections that can cause keratitis, the herpes simplex virus infection is... →Continue reading
  6. Do Not Give Your Baby Herpes: Get Tested Today!

    None has been at the mercy of the consequences of diseases and infections like babies. Helplessly, they are the direct sufferers of complications that do arise from untreated sexually transmitted diseases harbored by their mothers. One of such bizarre complications is congenital or neonatal herpes simplex virus infection. Herpes simplex virus is an organism that can be contracted through sexual intercourse. It is of two types: oral herpes simplex virus and genital herpes simplex virus. Babies are more at... →Continue reading
  7. Europe Battles The Deadly Herpes Scourge

    Europe as a continent with many developed countries have felt the impact of the herpes simplex virus on its people. Nonetheless, the prevalence of genital herpes has reduced among adults in the continent but with an increasing prevalence of oral herpes among some population. This could be as a result of a rising trend in the involvement of people in oral sex. The World Health Organization reported that by 2012, 207 million women and 187 million men in Europe... →Continue reading
  8. Do You Know Your Herpes (HSV) Status?

    Since many live on the premise of myths and unfounded stories which have misled them both in the prevention and management of Herpes alongside their loved ones to a lot of disadvantages, it becomes imperative to present real hard facts to dispel such hear-says. The aim of this short article is to correct those myths about the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Did you know…? There are two different types of HSV. They are HSV-1 which is the cause of... →Continue reading

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