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Important Tips for People with Herpes

In America at least 45 million people, including adolescents and adults have genital herpes. Thus it is categorized as one of the most common sexually spread disease. At the end of 1970’s the number of Americans infected with genital herpes increased to 30 percent and most of these victims were teenagers and young adults. This viral disease is more common in women, than it is in men. One of the major reasons behind the spread of this disease is unprotected sex. So, it is important for people with herpes to protect not only themselves but also their partners.

Protecting Your Partner

  • While having anal or vaginal sex it is important that you use a condom.

  • People with herpes should never forget to use a condom while they are having oral sex.

  • Even if you are using a condom or a dental dam you should avoid having sex, during the time of outbreaks. Although using a condom or a dental dam significantly reduces the chances of infecting an uninfected person. But there are slight chances that your uninfected partner gets infected as his/her skin may come in contact with your infected body parts.

How to Figure Out You Have Herpes?

Many people having herpes, have very insignificant or no symptoms or signs of the disease. When the first attack of herpes occurs, it usually follows the course given below.