What Is Genital Herpes?
Genital Herpes infection is a recurrent, lifelong and sexually transmitted disease that occurs with Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2), more rarely with Herpes SIMPLEX Virus TYPE -1 (HSV-1). It is a heavy passing form. While the first lesion takes two to six weeks to heal, recurrent attacks usually heal within a week.
What Are the Risk Factors for Genital HSV?
- Having sexual intercourse before the age of 17.
- Having a history of sexually transmitted diseases.
- The presence of HPV infection.
- Sexual polygamy.
- Presence of HPV infection in the sexual partner.
Treatment is also; both primary (recurrent) and recurrent HSV infections should be treated. Drug treatment can shorten the duration of symptoms in every attack, and prophylaxis (preventive treatment) can be applied in frequently recurring conditions.