Genital herpes without sex

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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease STD caused by herpes simplex viruses. Many people with herpes have no signs of infection and do not know they have it. The U. People with a weak immune system can get a herpes infection more easily.

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STD Facts - Genital Herpes

She shares her thoughts on how to manage this common infection. Most of the time, genital herpes is a mild skin condition that can be managed very effectively. Herpes expert H. Hunter Handsfield, MD, explains the basics about genital herpes, including the difference between genital HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection, testing options and the importance of knowing virus type, and the three-prong strategy for prevention.

Genital Herpes

One of the most common ways in which the herpes virus spreads is through kissing. Even a momentary kiss can be enough for HSV-1 transmission, resulting in them becoming infected. Herpes can also spread through birth. Women who have active herpes at the time of birth for example, an ongoing genital herpes outbreak can potentially pass the herpes virus on to their child during the process of giving birth.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease STD. There's no cure for genital herpes, but medicines can help control the infection. STDs also called sexually transmitted infections or STIs are infections that spread through sex vaginal, oral, or anal or close sexual contact. Most people with genital herpes don't have any symptoms.