Genital herpes does not generally cause other problems. However, it does increase your risk of contracting other STDs including HIV. Pregnant women who are infected with genital herpes can pass it to their baby and this can lead to severe problems and potentially even death. In patients with weakened immune systems it can also lead to herpes of the eyes which may eventually result in blindness.
Sexual partners can easily contract genital herpes even when you appear to be symptom free. They should be encouraged to be tested. Additionally, in order to protect your partner from infection, be sure to use your anti-viral drugs every day.
Genital herpes does not generally cause other problems. However, it does increase your risk of contracting other STDs including HIV. Act immediately and get tested today!Get tested for STDs today
No. Viruses don't have cures, but symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment.
Viral. Caused by the herpes simplex virus.
Antiviral Medicine. Symptoms are treated with antiviral medications (Zovirax, Famvir, or Valtrex), however there is no cure.
1 month or longer. The symptoms from the initial outbreak can take over 20 days to disappear.
Yes. During your initial outbreak, you should refrain from sex until all symptoms are gone.
Yes. Once you get infected, you will have the virus for life.