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Several recent studies have backed up a claim that herpes infections can cause cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s. There is so much research about it that researchers said it would be safe to assume that the virus could be a cause for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases.
Most people think kissing is safe when it comes to STDs. However, what you may not realize is that syphilis and herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 and 2) can be transmitted by mouth – be it a quick kiss on the mouth or a French kiss. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to stop kissing altogether, but it is good to be aware of the two diseases that can be passed through the act.
Genital herpes is a type of sexually transmitted disease. Its occurrence results in genital sores which breaks open and oozes fluid. Genital sores are extremely painful. Genital herpes affects about 14 percent of adults whose ages range between 14 and 49.
Herpes is caused by the virus herpes simplex and an estimated one in six people suffer from this disease worldwide. There are two common types of this virus: herpes simplex 1, which is milder and usually occurs around the mouth and lips and herpes simplex 2, which is more severe and usually occurs around the genitals.
HSV 2 is the virus that causes genital herpes and infection is for life. A diagnosis of herpes can be devastating and is life altering. Pain is both emotional and physical with herpes. Wondering how it will affect your sex life, relationship, health and future is completely normal after being infected with HSV 2.