Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease(STD). Like any other sexually transmitted diseases, one can get genital herpes by having oral sex, anal or vaginal sex with someone who has the disease.
The fluids found in the herpes sore carry the virus, contacting with the fluids can easily cause infection. One can also contact herpes from infected sex partner without a sore because the virus can be released through the skin and spread the infection to your sex partner.
How to avoid infection of herpes?
The only way to be safe is to avoid vaginal sex and oral sex. If one is sexually active you can do the following to reduce the chances of getting the virus.
- Use latex condom in the right way every time you have sex.
- be in a long term mutual monogamous relationship with a partner who has tested negative.
Herpes symptoms may occur both in female and male genital areas covered by a latex condom. Outbreaks may also occur in areas covered by condom. This shoes that condom may not protect you fully from getting herpes.
How to know if one have herpes?
Mostly people with herpes have mild symptoms one might not notice or may make a mistake for other skin conditions for example pimple or ingrown hair. Due to this, most people who have herpes do not know it. The signs of the genital herpes normally appear as blisters at the genital area, mouth or rectum. The symptoms, which are sometimes referred to as: having an outbreak.
The Curing herpes.
Even tough there is no specific cure of herpes; there are some drugs which can shorten or prevent the outbreak. The doses of herpes are usually taken on daily basis. As a result, the infections might not be passed to your sexual partner.
What will happen if you don’t receive the treatment?
The infection normally causes very painful sores which can be severe to some individuals as it will suppress the immune system.
Is it possible to engage in sex when you are suffering from herpes?
It is important to tell your partner if you have herpes. This will let him or her be aware of the risks which are involved. When you use a condom, it will assist in lowering the risk which is involved. But, it will not completely get rid of the disease.