The gift that keeps on giving
What is Genital Herpes?
How do you get Genital Herpes?
- Skin to skin contact
- Oral sex
- Anal sex
- Vaginal sex
Symptoms of Genital Herpes
- Cracked, raw, or red areas around your genitals without pain or itching
- Itching or tingling around your genitals or your anal region
- Small blisters that break open and cause painful sores.
- Pain from urine passing over the sores -- this is especially a problem in women.
- Flu-like symptoms, including fever, swollen glands, and fatigue.
Myth #1- You can get genital herpes from a toilet seat. Genital herpes is a very weak virus when exposed to air. There have been no proven cases of someone getting genital herpes from a toilet seat.
Myth #2- You can't have children because you will give them the virus. You can still have healthy children. If the mother has sores present at the time of birth, a c-section will be performed. If there aren't any symptoms, then it is likely that there will be no virus present in the birth canal.