Genital Herpes Essay

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Genital Herpes: Signs, Symptoms, and Transmission Cold Sores. Blisters. Sores. Fever. Headaches. These are symptoms of a disease that is spreading in the genital area among adolescents and adults (Becker). It is herpes. Herpes affects the body by producing fever, blisters, flu-like symptoms, sores, and blisters around the genital area. Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2) (Kluwer). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2 Herpes may play a role in the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection and it can make HIV infected individuals more infections (Kluwer).Genital herpes can be spread by people with no noticeable symptoms. The virus is transmitted through kissing, touching, and caressing infected areas. It can also be spread through anal sex, oral sex, and vaginal sex. The primarily source to help prevent contact of…show more content…
Sometimes the recurrences decrease in time. It is possible that a person becomes aware of the infection after the first outbreak years after the infection is in their system. The virus usually affects the penis, vulva, or the rectum cause by HSV-2. Recurrences may be milder and less frequent than other symptoms. Symptoms of Genital Herpes include bumps, rashes in the genital areas, and recurrent clusters of blisters. The symptoms are very different in men and women. In women there may be nerve pain, itching, lower abdominal pain, urinary difficulties, and yeast infections, as well as other symptoms before or during the eruption of the blisters. In men blisters develop on the head or shaft of the penis. The blisters rarely occur on the base for men. They can also occur on the buttocks, around the anus, or on the thighs (Dibble). Men have twenty percent more recurrences than women even though their symptoms are milder

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