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Articles Tagged: herpes
What can I do to deal with groin itch?
The treatment for itchiness in the groin area depends on what’s causing it. Various things can cause itchiness such as: skin irritation, an allergic reaction, lice (crabs), genital herpes, and … read more
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Anyone who has had sexual contact can get an STI. People of all ages, regions, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels can get STIs. According to the Center for Disease Control … read more
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It’s an infection caused by two different but similar viruses, called Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus … read more
I keep hearing that 1 in 6 sexually active adults has herpes, yet many people are asymptomatic and don’t even know they have it. How would they know they have it if they’ve never had symptoms??
I go to the doctor every year for my usual physical, and never had blood work for herpes or any STD. It was never offered and my physician knows I’m … read more
Can you catch anal herpes if you wear a condom?
Unfortunately, yes you can. Using a condom often does not totally block the areas which easily transmit the virus. Some studies indicate that using a condom lowers the risk of … read more
What are the symptoms of herpes?
There are two types of herpes: HSV-1, and HSV-2. HSV-1 (usually transmitted by touching, kissing, and oral sex) may cause no symptoms, or cold sores and/or fever blisters on the … read more
If you have herpes 2 can it be spread orally?
Both herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) can be spread through oral or genital contact, or oral-genital contact! While HSV-2 can be spread through oral-genital … read more
Can you get herpes from anal sex?
Yes, you can get herpes from anal sex. In fact, you can get herpes from any genital contact and barrier methods of contraception (such as condoms) should always be used … read more