Symptoms of HSV-2

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Genital Herpes is an STI caused by the HSV herpes simplex virus. There are two types of HSV, namely, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes cold sores and blisters in the mouth and around the lips. This can also spread to the genital area. HSV-2 usually causes genital herpes and spreads through fluids from the genitals or the mouth. People get infected with Genital Herpes when they come into physical contact with someone having herpes. The virus can also spread when there is no...

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Symptoms of HSV-1

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Cold Sores are also known as fever blisters and are related to small blisters that occur on the lips and around the mouth. Sometimes, the blisters break and start leaking fluids and then dry up after some days. HSV or Herpes Simplex Virus causes such cold sores. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause cold sores on the mouth and in the genital area. The infection spreads when you touch someone with a cold sore or when you touch an infected substance or liquid. Sharing eating plates,...

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Herpes and HIV

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Increased Susceptibility to HIV There is increasing evidence that points to a significant link between HIV 1 epidemics and HSV 2 infections. Many studies have proven that when a person has HSV 2, there is greater risk of acquiring HIV 1. It has also shown that the mucosal shedding of HIV 1 virus is more frequent and also more intense in greater quantity during the HSV 2 replication period. Most patients who are infected with HIV 1 are also infected with HSV 2. The study...

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How to Avoid Infecting Herpes

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HSV-1 and HSV-2 cause herpes infection. HSV-1 causes genital herpes and also infections of the mouth or the lips, known as cold sores. However, many people infected with HSV-2 may not even be aware of the infection and this leads to the spread of the infection. HSV-2 infection can occur due to sexual contact with someone having HSV-2 infection. Though there is no cure for the infection, there are many ways to prevent the condition. It is unfortunate that almost everyone of...

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