Genital Herpes: Herpes 2

An Overview of Genital Herpes
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, also known as genital herpes or HSV-2, is a very common virus affecting one in five adults in the United States. However, up to 90% of those infected are unaware of their status.

Genital herpes is characterized by blisters or lesions located on the genital area. The lesions are usually red, painful, and fluid-filled. Genital herpes can also be transferred orally and cause cold sores on the mouth and lips.

Genital herpes symptoms in women can occur in the vaginal area, buttocks, external genitalia, anus, or cervix. Herpes symptoms in men can occur on the penis, scrotum, anus, buttocks, or inside the urethra.

STDtesting.com, a division of the Institute of Sexual Health, uses a 99.9 percent accurate, type-specific antibody test to detect the presence of genital herpes or HSV-2. This test can differentiate between oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) infections. Positive results can be detected as early as three to six weeks after potential exposure.

Although there is no cure for oral herpes, outbreaks can be managed with medication.

Genital Herpes: A Predominantly Female Problem

While some sexually transmitted diseases are treatable and curable, especially when caught early on, it’s an unfortunate fact that certain infections are pretty much guaranteed to last a lifetime unless medical science intervenes for the better. One such example is none other than genital herpes, an ailment that continues to rear its ugly head in spite of relatively widespread public awareness.

STD Symptoms: Blisters on Lips

Signs and Symptoms of STDs: Blisters on Lips A blister on the lips is a common sign of a sexually transmitted disease. Blisters on the lips are often caused by the oral herpes virus, herpes simplex virus 1. In some
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Managing the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

Affecting more than 50 million Americans to date, the herpes simplex virus type 2 is one of the most widespread STDs in the country. Though all sexually active individuals are at risk for infection, the CDC reports that women are
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STD Testing With A Herpes Viral Culture

Herpes Testing When Symptoms Are Present When an unidentified sore or blister surfaces on your genitals, a herpes viral culture can identify whether the mysterious symptoms are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), a common STD. A herpes viral
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