If you have them, who is going to want you?

The Cause of Herpes

Herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus, or HSV. There are 2 types of HSV.

HSV-1: causes cold sores or fever blisters in the mouth

HSV-2: causes genital sores, and sores in the mouth

If you have herpes, you are at a higher risk of HIV infection.

How are Herpes Spread?

Herpes are spread by having intercourse with an infected person.

Also, infected females can give herpes to their babies when giving birth.

Symptoms of Herpes

Within a couple of weeks, you will notice herpes.

Symptoms include:

Mild fever

Aches and pains in the genitals, buttocks, and legs

Itching and burning

Vaginal discharge

Herpes Cannot Be Cured

Painkillers can help relieve pain

Ointments can help bring down the itching and burning

Avoid using scented soaps in order to not cause irritation to the area. Use a warm cloth instead.

Antiviral drugs relieve symptoms and prevent the herpes from coming back

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