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What is Herpes?

  • Herpes is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) caused by one of two Herpes Simplex Viruses–HSV-1 or HSV-2.
  • Most genital herpes are caused by HSV-2.
  • Cold sores and other oral herpes are more commonly caused by HSV-1.

What are Herpes Symptoms?

  • Often asymptomatic (showing no signs), or showing only mild signs.
  • If symptoms do occur, they appear within 2 weeks after exposure.

How is Herpes Transmitted?

  • Herpes is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
  • Spread through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus.
  • Herpes can be transferred from an infected person during and between outbreaks, even when sores are not present.
  • Spread from mother to baby during delivery if a mother has an active infection.

How do you Test for Herpes?

  • Test detects the presence of the Herpes Simplex Virus Antibodies.
  • A simple blood sample is needed to test for Herpes.

What are the Complications of Herpes?

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications caused by Herpes.
  • Infections can become severe for people with suppressed immune systems.

How is Herpes Treated?

  • Incurable.
  • Treatable with medication to shorten and prevent outbreaks.

How Common is Herpes?

  • Approximately 20% of the U.S. population (45 million people) over the age of 12 are infected with HSV-2, the Herpes Simplex that causes genital herpes.
    • 80% are unaware they are infected.
  • Nearly 80% of the adult population has oral herpes or cold sores.