Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted virus infection. It is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV), which can be grouped into two categories: Type 1 and Type 2. Most often the disease is caused by the herpes Type 1.

You can get the virus from skin contact having regular, oral and anal sex. The virus is most common in young people who have multiple partners.

The infection can also be transmitted during childbirth. It may result in death or neurologic problems of the newborn baby.

You hardly can get the virus from using common objects such as dishes, towels, toilet stools, and things. They are not the routes for spread of infection.

During Primary Genital Herpes a person get herpes for the first time. During the Secondary Genital Herpes the person gets it again.

The incubation period of genital herpes is 1-26 days and usually it takes place within 2-10 days.

Symptoms of Genital Herpes

During Primary Genital Herpes:

During Secondary Genital Herpes:

It is important to remember the genital herpes may have no symptoms.

The people who have herpes outbreak for the first time and the people who have the outbreak again are more infectious. Yet a person may be a source of infection for his/her sexual partners even having no symptoms. 

Diagnosis of Genital Herpes

Prevention of Genital Herpes