Friday, 22 March 2013

Preventing the Spread of Genital Herpes

The spread of genital herpes can be reduced or prevented. Practicing the concept of safer sex, like using condoms, is important. During a genital herpes outbreak, it is also necessary to avoid any kind of sexual activity with your partner.

If you know or suspect that you have genital herpes, tell your doctor and your partner about it. It may be difficult for you to talk about genital herpes in the open but you must do it. There is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed for having genital herpes.

Being honest with your partner is best for the relationship. If you want to protect your partner from being infected with genital herpes, telling the truth is a really important thing to do.

Even if you are not feeling any symptoms of genital herpes, there is still a possibility that genital herpes can be transferred to your partner. There are cases that a person acquired a genital herpes infection from a partner that has an active genital herpes infection that has no symptoms. Safer sex is always important to practice when you know or suspect you have genital herpes.

During a genital herpes outbreak, there should not be any sexual activity with an uninfected partner. There should be no oral, vaginal, and anal sex when you are having active genital herpes symptoms. Wait for the blisters and sores to heal completely.

When you are not experiencing any genital herpes outbreaks, do not forget to use condoms during sex. There is no perfect method for safer sex, but doing these things will help prevent the spread of genital herpes to your partner.

If you are suspecting that you are infected with genital herpes, it is very important to consult your doctor about it for medication and treatment.

Genital herpes outbreaks are repetitive. The recurrences of genital herpes may occur weekly or yearly. These are painful but there are treatments available to alleviate the pain.

Genital herpes can be spread easily to your partners if you are not practicing the concept of safer sex (like using condoms).

A pregnant woman with a genital herpes can possibly infect her baby during a vaginal delivery. The baby may get neonatal herpes and this will have a very devastating effect on the baby. The baby may suffer infections in the mouth, eyes, brain, whole body, or even death.

The fear of genital herpes outbreaks, passing it on to your baby, or infecting your partner may cause depression, anxiety, and stress.

Genital herpes may have no cure but the symptoms and outbreaks have available treatments. For healthy people, genital herpes may not cause any health problems. But many people still choose to undergo genital herpes outbreak treatment to experience less severe and shorter outbreaks. This will help make you feel comfortable with yourself and your partner

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