Sexually Transmitted Infection: Herpes (HSV), Sources Cited https://www…
Sexually Transmitted Infection:
An estimated 491 million people aged 15-49 (13%) worldwide have HSV-2 infection
Fifty to 80 percent of American adults have oral herpes
An estimated 3.7 billion people under age 50 (67%) have HSV-1 infection globally
572,000 new genital herpes infections in the United States in a single year
11.9 % of persons aged 14 to 49 years have HSV-2 infection
teens around sexual activity?
How can you
How is Herpes
Antiviral medications (use against recently circulating influenza viruses.)
can help to reduce the severity and frequency of symptoms, but cannot cure the infection.
What is it??
It's an infection caused by a viral infection in the genital area.
The herpes simplex virus (HSV)
(Most cases are HSV-2)
Both types can be passed to newborn infants id the mother has genital sores at the time of delivery
What are the
long-term health problems
if left untreated?
bladder problems with trouble urinating
greater risk of being infected with other sexually transmitted infections such as HIV
Newborns with infected mothers
Loss of vision
Risk of other eye infections
What are the signs and
symptoms of herpes
? How are you
No symtoms or only mild symtoms. Typically, about 10-20% of people with HSV-2 infection report a prior diagnosis of genital herpes (WHO)
When symptoms do occur, genital herpes is characterised by one or more genital or anal blisters or open sores called ulcers
Symptoms of new genital herpes infections often include fever, body aches, and swollen lymph nodes.
HSV-2: may experience sensations of mild tingling or shooting pain in:
How are Herpes
oral-to-oral contact (the smooches) to cause oral herpes (HSV-1)
contact with genital surfaces, skin, sores or fluids of someone infected with the virus (HSV-2)
Skin rubbing on skin
new genital herpes infections in the United States in a single year :warning: