Dating with herpies

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It is estimated that around 20 percent of sexually active adults in the United States are infected with HSV-2, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

While HSV-2 infections are spread through contact with a herpes sore, the AAD reports that most people get HSV-1 from an infected person who is asymptomatic, or does not have sores.

Although there is no cure for herpes, you can take measures to avoid becoming infected, or to prevent spreading HSV to another person.

HSV-2 is contracted through forms of sexual contact with a person who has HSV-2.For severe outbreaks, these medications may also be administered by injection.People who become infected with HSV will have the virus for the rest of their lives.Women who are pregnant and infected may have to take medicine to prevent the virus from infecting their unborn babies.The herpes virus can be shed from an infected person even when there are no lesions visible. Some may wish to take daily prophylactic oral Valtrex (an antiviral oral medicine) to help cut down on shedding.

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