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What Is Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) that cannot be treated with antibiotics, unlike Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea. This is due to the viral nature of herpes, caused by the HSV virus. The HSV1 virus is the culprit for cold sores and can spread through kissing and sharing objects like toothbrushes or razors.
On the other hand, the HSV2 virus is what causes genital herpes. It can manifest in painful sores that appear on the surface of the skin, develop into blisters and then heal again. However, some people are asymptomatic, which means they don’t feel any of the signs and live their lives normally without even realising they are infected.
This infection spreads from person to person through unprotected sexual intercourse including oral sex. So, it is best to always protect yourself with condoms to prevent getting the virus.
What Causes Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is caused by the HSV2 virus that is being contracted through unprotected sexual intercourse, as well as other skin-to-skin contacts. The infection may stay inactive in the person’s body for a long period but can still pass on the infection to others even without the visible sores and blisters. Having oral sex with someone who has a cold sore will also pass on the virus and develop into genital herpes because of the similarity of the virus causing both conditions.
Once you get infected, you will observe that the condition is generally cyclic causing outbreaks for sufferers that may last for up to 3 weeks before it deactivates. The initial outbreak is usually more severe, then the subsequent ones with lesser symptoms. You will learn the triggers such as a weakened immune system, a poor diet or feeling anxious and stressed.
What Is The Treatment For Genital Herpes?
Up until now, there is no known cure yet for herpes (for both virus strains). If you get infected, you will have to learn how to manage it as it can’t be completely cleared yet.
Currently, there is no known cure for herpes (genital or otherwise) and so if you catch the disease, it will be a case of managing it, rather than clearing it completely. True Medical offers treatments that will help you deal with the symptoms and to help keep the infection under control.
Together with the treatments, you will also need to adjust your lifestyle, especially your sex life. When you get active sores, you have to avoid sex completely until the outbreak has healed again. After that, any sexual activity you’ll do should be protected. You should also inform your partner that the herpes virus can still infect, with or without the sores or blisters showing. You also need to take extra precautions if you are pregnant, because the herpes virus can be passed on to your baby and cause serious and even life-threatening conditions.
The standard tests for STI’s don’t usually show herpes, so you will need a specific test for a proper diagnosis. Once it is confirmed that you have herpes, you should be vigilant for triggers and work from there to manage the symptoms. Unlike other STI’s, herpes does not cause an increased risk of infertility or cervical cancer. The only thing you need to work on is how to control the symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Have Sex If I’m Having A Genital Herpes Outbreak?
Genital herpes is transmitted very easily if either of the partners is currently infected. Therefore, you should avoid having sex until the infection has cleared out completely. If you do decide to have sex, make sure you use a condom to prevent reinfection.
The condom reduces the risk of transmitting the disease. However, as the condom only covers the penis, there is still a chance you could transmit the virus. Therefore, sexual contact is advised against during a herpes outbreak.
Once you have the virus there’s a risk you can transmit it to the partner, whether or not you’re experiencing any symptoms. Therefore, you should keep using a condom even after the outbreak has healed to reduce the risk of transmitting genital herpes.
Can I Have Sex While On Genital Herpes Therapy?
Genital herpes is transmitted very easily during an outbreak. Therefore, you should avoid having sex while there are still lesions on your body. If you decide to have sex, make sure you’re using a condom.
Using a condom will minimize the risk of transmission, but won’t fully eliminate it. Experts found that suppression treatment minimizes the risk of transmission. Still, you should be extra careful when having sex with a genital herpes infection.
Can Genital Herpes Be Cured?
Unfortunately, genital herpes cannot be cured. The virus will remain inactive in your body and may activate at a later point, causing the symptoms to appear again. Unlike bacterial infections, genital herpes can never be fully cured. Suppression therapy can only help contain the symptoms and manage the outbreak.
How Is Genital Herpes Different To Oral Herpes?
Both types of herpes are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus (HSV). There are two distinct types, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both are known to cause oral and genital herpes, although HSV-2 is more commonly linked to genital herpes, and HSV-1 is linked to oral herpes.
Both types can be treated with antiviral therapy, which you can start using as soon as you notice the symptoms of an outbreak. There are different topical and oral therapies available for genital herpes.
Before you start using genital herpes therapy or if new symptoms develop, make sure you consult your doctor to make sure you are using the right therapy.