Herpes sex dating
This is one of the scariest things that cross our minds when we’re first diagnosed with herpes.
A typical thought that goes through our minds is how awful our diagnosis was and how we’d never want anyone to experience the physical pain of the outbreak.
Symptoms for women and men include: The symptoms normally clear up within 20 days.
Although symptoms of genital herpes can go by themselves, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body and symptoms may come back – this is called a recurrent outbreak.
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV-1 normally causes cold sores on your mouth and lips, while HSV-2 normally causes herpes around your genitals, anus or legs. For example, it is possible to get genital herpes from someone who has a cold sore on their mouth.
It is also possible to have herpes outbreaks on other areas of skin such as your hands, face or nipples, but this is less common. These can be painful but normally clear up within 2-3 weeks.
Herpes is most infectious during an outbreak (as well as immediately before and after).People with suppressed immune systems, for example people living with HIV, might experience longer outbreaks and get more severe blistering.It’s possible for pregnant women to pass herpes on to their children, causing what’s known as neonatal herpes (herpes in a baby).It’s best to avoid having sex in this stage, as herpes can be more infectious in this period.