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Ignorance Of The Facts Will Not Save You From Genital Herpes

Apr 5, 2008
Genital herpes is an easily acquired, highly infectious disease. It could infect men and women alike and is generally caused by strain of herpes simplex virus. It can stay dormant inside the body and thus cause a chronic infection.

The human body is the only virus producer. This type of virus is transmitted through intimate contact with an infected individual. In most cases, the sexual contact with an infected person is what leads to the contraction of the virus.

This type of herpes is a highly infectious disease. It is widely spread all over the world, and the main cause of this phenomenon is because it is highly contagious. The infection, as we mentioned from individuals who have no idea they have the virus in their bodies, because of the latency state this virus can live in.

It mostly happens during sexual activity. Many people are infected and they spread it, which is why you must all be very careful and attentive with the people around you, you must pay attention who you kiss and how well you know that person.

Blisters form in the genital and anal areas when you have genital herpes and the condition goes the same for both men and women. The objective of undergoing treatment is not to cure the infection because there is not cure for genital herpes, but to stop if from spreading even more. Latest studies show that over one million people catch this virus every year.

The speed by which the number of contamination spread is quite alarming. The incidences of infection are more prevalent among the poor countries where they citizens are uneducated and also among drug users. Persons who are sexually active and have different partners will be highly predisposed to the infection.

Most of the people who get infected do not recognize the symptoms, or even stranger, they do not experience any symptoms what so ever. "Fever blisters" as people use to call the genital herpes, can also be transmitted from an infected individual to a healthy individual by kissing. There is one other way genital herpes can be transmitted and that is by sexual contact. In that case, the sores resulted from the infection look pretty much the same as the ones in the genital area. These cases are rare, but they exist.

You must also be aware that if any contact is made at the skin level between an infected individual and a healthy one could lead to the contamination of the last one.

The unmanifested symptoms make it possible for infected people to spread the disease without their knowledge. Some people who produce some symptoms have the tendency to ignore it as they do not recognize it as a highly communicable disease. One should not disregard these symptoms, but should rather be concerned. We reiterate the importance of being aware of the goings on of the people around you. This way you will be able to avert a disaster from happening to your person in general, and specifically to one of the most "vital" organs of your body.
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