Genital Herpes – What You Need to Know

Genital herpes is regarded as one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and is caused by a virus called herpes simplex or HSV in short. Unprotected sex remains the primary reason for this disease. After the infection that occurs initially, the virus remains dormant in your body and can be reactivated in your body several times in one year.

According to the WHO, about 500 million people roughly had been living across the globe who got affected by the herpes simplex virus type 2. This is an astounding number given the fact the prevalence rate was studied in 2016. The current case will be multiplied in exponential quantities.

The Signs and Symptoms of Genital Herpes

The following are some of the signs and symptoms of foot pain:

  • Pain in the groin and affected area
  • Sores in the genital area
  • Itching sensation in the groin
  • In some cases, it may remain asymptomatic

The Causes of Genital Herpes

As stated above, the primary source for all sexually transmitted diseases, just like this one, is unprotected sex between two partners. Whether you have a sore or not, you are able to spread the infection, given you are HSV positive. So, it is advised that affected people remain away from unaffected ones until their symptoms get managed. Contact with the skin of the affected individual may play a role directly in spreading this disease.

The Treatment Options for Genital Herpes

As it is a viral infection, there is no current absolute cure for the condition made yet. However, the first-line medications used to counter the condition are the following:

  • Cyclovir
  • Famciclovir
  • Valacyclovir

All of these medications are taken in pill formulations. For cases that are too severe to be managed by pills alone, the patient is administered with the drug acyclovir through the parenteral feed.

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