Herpes Ashley jacob

Who is at risk for Herpes?

Women generally are more prone to get genital herpes because the virus is sexually transmitted more easily.

Having multiple sexual partners- each additional partner raises your risk of getting the disease.

Having a weak immune system- cold sores and fever blisters

How is the disease transmitted?

HSV-1 usually causes oral herpes which is an infection in the lips or mouth. Symptoms are cold sores or fever blisters.

HSV-2 lives in the nerves. This is most often passed by different forms of sex.


Genital Herpes- antiviral drugs ex: acyclovir and famciclovir

HSV-1 over the counter medications ex:abreva


symptoms aren't noticeable

start as small blisters that eventually break open and produce raw open sores and then scab over and heal




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