The Herpes virus might not be as vicious as other diseases that leave scares and mutilated areas but can stay in your body for the rest of your lives. Its important to protect yourself and be aware of the risks. Herpes Simplex is known as HSV and has two types HSV -1 and HSV -2. The first is the disease that will give your cold saws or fever blisters while the second will cause a great deal more discomfort in causing an outbreak in your genitals and the immediate area.
HSV-1 is a very contagious and when an individual get the virus it can be passed around through cups and plates and towels and clothing anything that is touched by someone with the HSV-1 virus will help pass it on causing kids and other other adults to get the virus. People with it need to be careful what they touch and not to has sexual activity either because the HSV-1 can develop into HSV -2 and cause the virus in the genital areas as well
HSV -2 can only occur by sexual contact and if the virus is identified refraining from sexual contact I the only way to stop the spread of this type of the Herpes virus. 20% of adults have this form of the virus and real care should be taken to protect others from contracting the virus.
The Risk of HSV is higher in females but it is irrelevant of what age a person is to contract the virus. If you have another sexually transmitted infection or have a weak immune system the risks are much higher a great care should be taken not to contract this virus or future sexually transmitted diseases.
There is a big danger in pregnancy particularly for the baby if the mother contracts HSV virus. The herpes can spread to the baby giving the baby both the HSV-1 and HSV-2 and raising the risk to the further complications.
The signs of Herpes
It is important to realize that the virus in its simplest form does not have any sings and you can meet a person with no blisters or sores and after sexual encounter or even a hand shake might be the point where the virus was passed on. The blisters and sores around the mouth and the genitals are the main signs. Symptoms might be more valuable to realize the person may have the HSV virus. They range from pain during urination, fever, swollen lymph nodes and headaches to tiredness, and lack of appetite.
Diagnosis and Treatment
The diagnosis is simple from a doctor or dermatologist. They will ask about the sores around your body , symptoms you might be experiencing and history of sexual activities. They will likely take herpes culture to confirm a general diagnosis.
While there is no cure, acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir are great treatments to help with the virus and the symptoms.