Genital Herpes

Ashley Andrew & Breana Hornback

What are genital herpes?

Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. The viruses are called herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2.

  • There is no cure for genital herpes but, there are medications that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. The medication must be taken daily in order to not spread the infection to your partner.

  • HSV-2 is most often passed by vaginal sex and anal sex. But just as HSV-1 can infect the genitals and cause genital herpes, HSV-2 can pass from one person's genitals to another person's mouth, resulting in oral herpes.

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being pregnant with Herpes

Could Lead to miscarriage, You could deliver your baby too early, it can be passed through you to your baby and cause a potentially deadly infection, It is very important to avoid getting herpes while pregnant