Herpes Simplex Research Paper

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Herpes simplex Herpes or Herpes simplex is a common sexually transmitted disease that any sexually active person can get. Research Goal:What is Herpes? How do we get it? What are the symptoms of it? Is there any cure? What is Herpes? What is Herpes? The herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus. HSV-1, also known as oral herpes, can cause cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face. HSV-2 is generally responsible for genital herpes outbreaks. What is HSV-1 and HSV-2? Herpes simplex type 1 or HSV-1 for short, is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as toothbrushes or eating utensils. In general, a person can only get herpes type 2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. It is important to know that both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be spread even if sores are not present.…show more content…
This is the type that usually causes cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth, though it can be spread to your genital area during oral sex. Recurrences are much less frequent than they are with HSV-2 infection. HSV-2. This is the type that commonly causes genital herpes. The virus spreads through sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact. HSV-2 is very common and highly contagious, whether or not you have an open sore. C) How common Herpes in our country? Genital herpes is common in our country. In the Philippines, about one out of every six people aged 10 to 60 years above have genital herpes. From World Health Organization http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/10/0-046128/en/ II. How do we get

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