Herpes: Facts You Need To know

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But what do you know about Herpes?


The Herpes Simplex Virus is classified into two:

Type 1: HSV I: Oral Herpes, which presents with cold sores, fever, blisters around the mouth and the face.

Type 2: HSV II: Genital Herpes, which presents with sores and blisters around the genitals.

HSV can also be spread to the eyes causing a condition called HERPES KERATITIS.

There is no cure for the herpes virus as treatment only focuses on getting rid of sores and limiting outbreaks.

Even when using a condom, the virus can be passed to a partner from the uncovered skin.

Birth Acquired Herpes is a herpes virus infection that an infant gets while in the womb.

20% of men and 25% of women have herpes but 80% of them don’t know they have it.

People are more at risk at contracting HSV when they engage in risky sexual behaviour like multiple sex partners etc.

Signs of Herpes include: blistering sores in the mouth or genitals, pain during urination, itching, fever, Etc .

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