What is Herpes?

By james
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There is a lot of stigma around sexually transmitted diseases. People with such diseases are often considered to be dirty somehow, and maybe even of questionable repute. The reality is, however, that anybody can catch such diseases. This includes people that live ‘clean’ and healthy lives.

Among the most common of all sexually transmitted disease is herpes. Symptoms of the condition can be very mild, and many people with the condition will not even be aware they have the disease at all. The disease will go on to cause some potentially serious complications in a small number of cases, however.

1. Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a relatively common sexually transmitted disease. There are several ways the disease can be passed on, but sex is the mode of transmission in the vast majority of cases. Once somebody has been infected by the disease, it will often remain dormant, and symptoms to return from time to time.

There is no known cure for genital herpes, and the patient may face recurrences of the disease for the rest of their lives. However, it may be possible to avoid triggers that cause symptoms to appear. The symptoms of the condition are also not usually dangerous, even though they can be uncomfortable.


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