Genital Herpes

What type of germ causes the disease?

Genital herpes is a virus. There's two types HSV-1 and HSV-2.

How is the disease transmitted to another person?

It is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex.

Signs and symptoms

  • itching or pain
  • sores appear a few hours or days later
  • painful to pee
  • sores open, ooze fluid, or bleed

What can the disease do to someone left untreated?

The virus hides in the body and can reactivate again.

Problems

  • can have 4-5 breakouts a year
  • there's no cure

How to prevent the disease from happening?

You can prevent this disease by abstinence, or girls partners should use dental dams for protection. If one partner has herpes, avoid sex even with a condom.

How can you treat this disease?

You can treat this with antiviral medication can help clear up painful sores. You should see a doctor and they will tell you how to keep the sores clean and ease discomfort.