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
- 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.