STDs 101:Genital Herpes.

Information for you to get the help you need.

Genital Herpes. What is it?

Genital Herpes is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and caused by herpes simplex virus 1 or herpes simplex virus 2. Genital herpes is very common, very contagious, and spread through having sex.


  • 1 in every 4 adults have genital herpes.
  • More women over men get genital herpes.
  • Every 30 seconds, another person gets genital herpes. The number of cases has gone up over 30% over the decade.
  • About 50%-80% of adults in the U.S. have oral herpes.

Symptoms & Treatment.

Symptoms and Treatment.

There are many symptoms that can occur with this STD, in both men and women. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Raw, red areas around your genitals.
  • Itching around genitals.
  • Small or painful blisters on or around your vagina or penis.
  • Blisters may occur in your inside the Urethra or place where your urine comes out.
  • Painful urinating.
The big question that everyone wants to know is if there is a cure for gentian herpes. There currently is no cure for heroes yet you can get medication to help treat it. Go to a local doctor and asked to be treated if you think you are at risk.