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HERPES FAQ - What you should know about it when dating
What is Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the
herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most
genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only
minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs
do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around
the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers
(sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they
occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after
the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the
first outbreak. Although the infection can stay in the body
indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a
period of years.
How common is Genital Herpes?
Results of a nationally representative study show that genital
herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, at
least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five
adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Between the
late 1970s and the early 1990s, the number of Americans with genital
herpes infection increased 30 percent.
Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one
out of four women) than in men (almost one out of five). This may be
due to male-to-female transmissions being more likely than
How do people get Genital Herpes?
HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the
viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from
skin that does not appear to be broken or to have a sore. Generally,
a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with
someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur
from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may
not know that he or she is infected.
HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes
infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1
infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or
genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection.
Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2
Is there a treatment for Genital Herpes?
There is no treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral
medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of
time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive
therapy for symptomatic herpes can reduce transmission to partners.
What is Genital HPV Infection?
Genit*l HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that
is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus is the
name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different
strains or types. More than 30 of these viruses are sexually
transmitted, and they can infect the genital area of men and women
including the skin of the penis, vulva (area outside the vagina), or
anus, and the linings of the vagina, cervix, or rectum. Most people
who become infected with HPV will not have any symptoms and will
clear the infection on their own.
Some of these viruses are called "high-risk" types, and may cause
abnormal Pap tests. They may also lead to cancer of the cervix,
vulva, vagina, anus, or penis. Others are called "low-risk" types,
and they may cause mild Pap test abnormalities or genital warts.
Genital warts are single or multiple growths or bumps that appear in
the genital area, and sometimes are cauliflower shaped.
How common is HPV?
Approximately 20 million people are currently infected with HPV. At
least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital
HPV infection at some point in their lives. By age 50, at least 80
percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection. About 6.2
million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year.
How do people get Genitall HPV Infections?
The types of HPV that infect the genital area are spread primarily
through genital contact. Most HPV infections have no signs or
symptoms; therefore, most infected persons are unaware they are
infected, yet they can transmit the virus to a sex partner. Rarely,
a pregnant woman can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery. A
baby that is exposed to HPV very rarely develops warts in the throat
or voice box.
Is there a cure for HPV?
There is no "cure" for HPV infection, although in most women the
infection goes away on its own. The treatments provided are directed
to the changes in the skin or mucous membrane caused by HPV
infection, such as warts and pre-cancerous changes in the cervix.
Oral Sex Warning - Herpes and Dating
HSV-1 or the herpes cold sore is becoming more frequently spread to
the genital area. There are many articles stating that you can catch
both HSV-1 and HSV-2 in the genital area. So be aware when dating
and know what form of herpes you have. Herpes Picture links are
"It is estimated that 50 percent to 80 percent of the American adult
population has oral herpes. 20 percent, over 50 million people, are
infected with genital herpes, and the majority of these cases may be
unaware they even have it. Studies show that more than 500,000
Americans are diagnosed with genital herpes each year."
"There is no cure to date. Efforts to develop a vaccine by
biotechnology companies are ongoing. Until an effective vaccine or
cure for HSV infection suppressive antiviral therapy."
Other Interesting Online Help about Herpes Dating
For genital herpes cures/drugs or herpes pictures see the
resource linkspage. Currently, there is no cure for Genitall herpes
or many other STD's. There is a vaccine in clinical trail for HPV