Genital Herpes Infection Risks

05 Jul Genital Herpes Infection Risks

genital herpes infectionIn addition to being painful and embarrassing, a genital herpes infection can pose a number of significant health risks. HSV 2 symptoms are not just limited to blisters and bumps, psychological anguish, itching, backaches, headaches, fever and fatigue can all occur during an outbreak. Additionally, a pregnant women infected with genital herpes can potentially pass the infection to her newborn during childbirth. This puts the infant in significant danger and can even result in death.

Because many people do not show genital herpes symptoms and signs, it is important for all sexually active individuals to undergo HSV lab testing. Proper diagnosis and herpes treatment are key to preventing the transmission of the herpes simplex virus.

Genital Herpes Infection Testing & Treatment

“The diagnosis of genital herpes infection is a cause of dismay for many people. However, recent advances in herpes virus diagnosis and management provide tools for both more accurate diagnosis and for management to help patients with this all-too-common and often misdiagnosed sexually transmitted disease, which also has particular implications for women. Caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) or type 2 (HSV2), genital herpes is a chronic, lifelong infection with nearly continuous, low-level viral shedding and intermittent clinical recurrences characterized by transmission through sexual contact.

A major contributor to the continuation of an ongoing epidemic of genital herpes is that most people with the infection are unaware that they have it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 50 million people in the United States are infected.2 The American Social Health Association (ASHA) estimates that there are 1.5 million new cases a year.3 Women are more susceptible to HSV2 infection than men. About one in five women 14 to 49 years of age is infected, compared to about one in nine men in that age range. Despite these staggering figures, only one in ten people with the infection is aware that he or she has it.”

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It currently appears that the most effective form of genital herpes infection diagnosis involves molecular testing performed in a clinical lab. If you have been diagnosed with HSV 2, Herpes Treatment Site suggests purchasing a natural herpes treatment in lieu of using prescription HSV drugs which are much more expensive and are often accompanied by a number of unwanted side-effects.

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