Register | Login
Login
Sign in with:
---------- OR ----------
Create Account | Login
Create account
As a Member You Can:
  • Join clubs to discuss your interests
  • Connect with people like you
  • Share information, seek advice, get support

   
parenting
in Mumbai (change city)
Select City
  • All
  • Delhi
  • New Delhi
  • Gurgaon
  • Noida
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Banglore
  • Hyderabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Chandigarh
  • Ahmedabad
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Jaipur
select‌ stage
 
Sex Education Topics..

 
You are here : home > Sex Education > Sexually Transmitted Diseases > Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

Causes and symptoms:

Herpes infections are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two strains of HSV, both of which can cause genital herpes. When the symptoms are visible, HSV type 1 is more likely to affect the lips causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores, but it also can infect the genital area and produce sores there. HSV type 2 is strain that usually triggers an attack of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth during oral sex.

Often a person infected with the virus does not realize that he has herpes because there are no visible symptoms. However, if the symptoms are visible, herpes can result in an outbreak of painful blisters or open sores in the genital area, i.e. in and around the vaginal area, on the penis, around the anal opening, and on the buttocks or thighs. Small red bumps appear first, develop into blisters, and then become painful open sores. Over several days, the sores become crusty and then heal without leaving a scar.

Some other symptoms that may go with the first episode of genital herpes are: fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, swollen glands in the groin area, itching or burning feeling in the genital or anal area, pain in the legs, buttocks, or genital area and feeling of pressure in the abdomen.

Herpes is highly contagious. People often get genital herpes by having sexual contact with others who don't know they are infected or who are having outbreaks of herpes without any sores. The virus can also spread from one area to another on the same person. A person with genital herpes also can infect a sexual partner during oral sex. The virus is spread only rarely, if at all, by touching objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub.

Diagnosis:

Herpes can be diagnosed through a Pap smear, a special herpes culture or a blood test. It can also be diagnosed at the time of a pelvic examination if the sores are visible. The most accurate method of diagnosis is the special herpes culture.

Treatment:

The bad news is that there is no cure for genital herpes. While the herpes sores usually disappear within two to three weeks, the virus has come to stay and remains in the body for life. Therefore, any treatment will merely provide symptomatic relief. The doctor will prescribe certain medicines that will give the infected person some relief. In addition, there are a few simple steps that an infected person can follow to speed up the healing process and prevent the spread of infection:
  • Keep the infected area clean and dry to prevent other infections from developing.
  • Try to avoid touching the sores.
  • Wash your hands after contact with the sores.
  • Avoid sexual contact from the time you first feel any symptoms until the sores are completely healed, that is, the scab has fallen off and new skin has formed where the sore was.

Recurrence:

HSV remains in certain nerve cells of the body for life, and can produce symptoms off and on in some infected people. Even after the sores are gone, the virus stays inside the nerve cells in a still and hidden state, which means that it's inactive. After the first outbreak, any future outbreaks are usually mild and last only about a week.

Complications:

If a pregnant woman has genital herpes, she can transmit the virus to her baby. Half of the babies infected with herpes either die or suffer from damage to their nerves. If babies born with herpes are treated immediately their chances of being healthy are increased. Therefore, it is advisable for doctors to closely monitor pregnant women infected with genital herpes, before, during, and after the baby is born. If a woman is having an outbreak during labor and delivery and there are herpes lesions in or near the birth canal, the doctor will do a cesarean section to protect the baby.

Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that produce sores, increases a person's risk of getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Prevention:

If you have early signs of a herpes outbreak or visible sores, you should not have sexual intercourse or oral sex until the signs are gone and/or the sores have healed completely. Between outbreaks, using condoms during sexual intercourse may offer some protection from the virus.



You may also be interested in:

Genital Warts
(39756 views)
Taking precautions
(68901 views)
Syphilis
(20674 views)
Gonorrhea
(35120 views)
Chlamydia
(20240 views)
Cancel
Save Edit
parenting
Notifications
8 Comments
Sort by Newest

avatar

.3 weeks ago
DR. JOROMI IS TRULY A POWERFUL MAN. Contacting Dr Joromi is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My husband left me for another woman for the reason which i know nothing about. I tried every means to get him back but to no avail, all my efforts proved abortive. I was even contemplating suicide. On a lucky day when i was browsing the internet, i came across some amazing testimonies about Dr. Joromi on how he has helped a lot of people with his powerful love spells. I contacted him and explained all my problems to him and he assured me that he will help me. He told me what to do and assured me that my man will be back in 12 hours. I obeyed him and followed the instructions and to my Greatest surprise, my man called me in 12 hours time just as Dr. Joromi said. Thank you Dr Joromi. May the good God continue to bless you. If you are in need of help please contact Dr Joromi now on his website: https://www.joromispells.com and you can also reach him with his email: Joromispells@gmail.com and here is his WhatsApp number which you can also use to reach him +2348138695387 Thank you Dr Joromi. Thank you once again
 
 
 
.
Reply
.3 weeks ago
DR. JOROMI IS TRULY A POWERFUL MAN. Contacting Dr Joromi is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My husband left me for another woman for the reason which i know nothing about. I tried every means to get him back but to no avail, all my efforts proved abortive. I was even contemplating suicide. On a lucky day when i was browsing the internet, i came across some amazing testimonies about Dr. Joromi on how he has helped a lot of people with his powerful love spells. I contacted him and explained all my problems to him and he assured me that he will help me. He told me what to do and assured me that my man will be back in 12 hours. I obeyed him and followed the instructions and to my Greatest surprise, my man called me in 12 hours time just as Dr. Joromi said. Thank you Dr Joromi. May the good God continue to bless you. If you are in need of help please contact Dr Joromi now on his website: https://www.joromispells.com and you can also reach him with his email: Joromispells@gmail.com and here is his WhatsApp number which you can also use to reach him +2348138695387 Thank you Dr Joromi. Thank you once again
 
 
 
.
Reply
.1 month ago
Good day friends. The truth is that GREAT MOTHER IS REAL AND UNIQUELY POWERFUL. Contact the Great Mother today and she will help you. when my husband left me for another woman, i thought that was the end but i contacted many spell casters but there was no positive responses and everything seemed not to be working and i was losing my mind until my cousin told me about the GREAT MOTHER who also helped her to bring back her man and also helped her to cure her herpes disease. I gave it a try and i contacted the Great Mother on her Website and i saw various testimonies about her on her good works how she has helped a lot of people. I explained my problems to her. she laughed and told me that, everything will be okay again and that she will help me bring back my man in 3 days time. I actually thought that it was a joke but since i had no other options, i gave it a try and i did what she instructed me do and to my greatest surprise, my man came back to me begging in 3 days time just as she told me. Contact the Great Mother now on her website:   *****.com   and you can also reach her on her email: ****@****.com  or you can equally contact her on her whatsapp number: +**********
 
 
 
.
Reply
larry isaac
larry isaac.8 months ago
i want to  inform the public how i was cured of herpes  Virus by a Doctor called Dr ishiaku. i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on Herpes and i saw comment of people talking about how Doctor ishiaku cured them. I Was scared because i never believed in the Internet but i was convince to give him a try because i was having no hope of been cured of herpes so i decided to contact him on his email, i searched his email on net and i saw a lot of people testifying about his goodness. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, am a free person now without problem, my HERPES result came out negative. You can contact him on his
Email: ishiakuherbalcure@gmail.com or whatsapp him via +2348180828544 and get all your problem solved.
1)Sickness of any kind
2)Help to CURE Hepatitis B, herpes, HIV/AIDS CANCER and BIPOLAR
3)Divorce, Breakup problem and To Re-unit
4)Pregnancy problem
5)Financial problem and Job promotion
6)To get a good and rich life partner
7)To Lose your wrath
8)to enlargement of manhood
 
 
 
.
Reply
.1 year ago
Am here to let you all know that Herpes has been ongoing in my family for a long time, I lost both parents to Herpes and it is so much pain because I contracted the disease too. I have not been able to get over it. As we all know medically,there is no solution or cure for herpes. Until the day i read a comment on the news paper about how a particular dr called Tokubo cured a lady  named Brenda about how this powerful doctor who helped her got cured of the disease (Herpes) my fellow beloved i firstly taught, having a help from an African doctor was a wrong idea, but i thought of these "will i continue to stress on these disease all day when i have someone to help me save my life?" so i gathered all my faiths and interest to contact him through his Email address at (drtokubotemple@gmail.com), so after i have mailed him, i told him i need his herpes cure and He responded to me so fast that i should not worry anymore that he will send me a herbal medicine which i will be taking for 5 days. After I ordered his herbal medicine he sent it to me through courier delivery services which were delivered to me within 2 days of my order. He gave me the instructions on how I am going to use them and gave me his words that I will be cured completely in 5 days time. At first, I was skeptical about taking his herbs but I just gave it a try. I was on his medication for 5days when I noticed some changes in my body. After the 5th day i called him and he said he has been expecting my call,he told me to visit my doctor for another test..Honestly speaking, i never believed all he was saying until after the test when my doctor mention the statement that i am Herpes negative and the doctor started asking me how did i do it, My papers for the check ups i did are with me and now i am happy and glad for his herbal medicine, With these i must tell everyone who might seek for any cure, Dr Tokubo is a great herbalist doctor who deal on natural herbs and roots. He has herbal medicine for different kinds of  strong infections/diseases. contact him through his Email; drtokubotemple@gmail.com or whatsapp him on +2349037990322
 
 
 
.
Reply
.1 year ago
I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year, I had faith in God that I would be healed someday.This disease started to circulate all over my body and I have been taking treatment from my doctor, a few weeks ago I came on search on the internet if I could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search I saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr. Silver and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so I wrote to Dr. Silver telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that I was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later I started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr. assured me that I have cured, after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if I have been finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advice is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr. Silver (drsilverhealingtemple@gmail.com) sir I am indeed grateful for the help I will forever recommend you to my friends!!! with your lovely Email Address ( drsilverhealingtemple@gmail.com or whatsapp him on +2348123877102
 
 
 
.
Reply
Back to Previous Page   |   More on Sex Education Index

 








Subscribe




All tips on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
You ever wanted in one place.
No need to go anywhere else. No spam.

*No spam only genuine emails