Genital herpes also known as sexually transmitted disease is a type of infection that is caused by herpes simplex virus. There are two types of virus which causes herpes “herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2”. Herpes simplex virus1 causes oral herpes and herpes simplex virus 2 causes genital herpes. Most individuals surviving with genital herpes don’t know that they have been infected from herpes virus.
How does the genital herpes disease spread? Well as we know that herpes is categorized as sexually transmitted infection. Direct or indirect exposure to herpes virus may lead to infect you. One of the main cause of transmission of the herpes virus are sexual activities. Both men and women are at the risk of getting infected by this virus. Specially the person who ever had a sex with a herpes patient. Kissing and oral form of sex may also lead to infect you. Using infected stuff such as towel, toothbrush, razor, lipsticks and utensils are some cause that might be able to infect you from this virus. As we know that an infant may catch this virus from their mother. Sometimes it is very hard to understand that someone has herpes or not due to very mild symptoms of it. Symptoms of herpes may or may not occur. The symptoms of genital herpes most often occurs around the genital area such as vagina, penis, anus, urethra and buttock. The mast common symptoms of herpes are painful blister, watery lesion and sore around the genitals area. Genital herpes symptoms may be get more sever and this may cause bladder infection, vaginal yeast infection or bacterial infection. Some people may also develops the symptoms of herpes like itching, burning, muscle pain and flu like symptoms.
As far as the diagnosis of herpes virus is concern, there are certain test available that detects herpes easily. Polymer chain reaction blood test is the major test available that usually shows us accurate result. Other test such as viral culture test, antibody test and herpes antigen body test are the other essential test available which help to detect herpes. These test as not trustworthy as Polymer chain reaction blood test do. If we talk about herpes treatment, this is very true fact that once the HSV 2 enters in your body this will stay forever. You can only prevent further outbreaks of herpes disease that’s it. Medicines such as acyclovir, val-acyclovir, famcyclovir, Valtrex and zovirax can also be used to prevent further outbreaks of herpes virus infection. Acyclovir is the most common medicine available which doctors usually prescribes to manage the herpes symptoms