Herpes is a super-common infection that causes sores on your genital or mouth. So far, over half of Americans have oral herpes and 1 out of 5 Americans have genital herpes. Only a few of people are not living with herpes.
Herpes is always spread from skin-to-skin contact with someone who has it, often including vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex and kissing. Even if herpes won’t lead to any serious health problems, it always causes outbreaks of itchy, painful blisters or sores that come and go.
There are many medication in the market but unfortunately, none of them can cure herpes. In other words, medication can only ease herpes symptoms and lower the chances of transmitting the virus to others. So it’s necessary to get to know how to avoid the transmission of herpes.
When you find out that you or your partner have herpes, keep calm and try not to freak out. Here are the main things to know about reducing the risk of transmitting herpes from an infected person to a non-infected partner.
Telling someone you have herpes can be really hard but always tell your sexual partners that you have herpes before you have sex. Don’t feel embarrassed or stressed out about herpes because you know you are not alone at any time. And the good news is, the ratio of herpes outbreaks are decreasing over time, and even though herpes can sometimes be uncomfortable and painful, it’s not dangerous to us. We can also have relationships, sex and live perfectly healthy lives when we are living with herpes.