Living With Genital Herpes

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Which Infection Do You Have?

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Promiscuity opens you up to many sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Some, like AIDS, can be fatal if left untreated. Invasive infections like chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. There are STIs that are chronic, requiring regular treatment by an ob-gyn or family doctor. Other STIs, or venereal diseases, abate and recur.

Good and Bad News About Genital Herpes

  • Good news: This non-life-threatening virus can limit itself to one or two areas and it frequently goes into remission.
  • Bad news: Herpes is a chronic condition. During flare ups, it can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and very contagious. HSV‑1 (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1) and HSV‑2 thrive in moist mucosal environ­ments. Hence, they can proliferate around the vulva, labia, peritoneum, buttocks, or the oral-nasal areas.

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