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Does Genital Herpes Affect Men Differently Than Women?

Does Genital Herpes Affect Men Differently Than Women?

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Herpes is a contagious disease caused by two types of viruses. Herpes Simplex virus type 1 and herpes simplex virust type 2 are the leading causes. The Type 2 is more common for it affects the genital area or skin around the genitals. On the other hand the type 1 virus occurs around the mouth […]

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Social Stigma of Genital Herpes vs. Cold Sores

Social Stigma of Genital Herpes vs. Cold Sores

Does it seem you have a target on your head because you have genital herpes? A lot of people don’t realize that genital herpes and cold sores are actually closely related. In fact, HSV1 and HSV2 share over half of the exact same DNA. Both are forms of the herpes virus, but one is more […]

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How Contagious Is Herpes?

How Contagious Is Herpes?

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When it comes to sexuality, casual kissing and casual sex is quite normal, making the ability to catch a virus like herpes a lot easier to do. Most people don’t even know much about the virus when they get it, if they realize they contracted anything at all. How did you get it? What are […]

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Are Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes The Same Thing?

Are Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes The Same Thing?

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A lot of people don’t realize that there are two different forms of herpes out there. Genital herpes and oral herpes actually share 50% of the exact DNA, they are virtually identical. Genital herpes, or HSV-2, is the one that makes the big news, and thus it is the one that most people think of […]

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Is There A Herpes Vaccine Available?

Is There A Herpes Vaccine Available?

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When looking for ways to avoid herpes, a lot of people question whether or not there is a vaccine out there to prevent the spread of this virus. While there are a number of promising vaccines in the works, none of them have actually been proven 100% effective at this time. Although there are clinical […]

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How Do You Get Herpes?

How Do You Get Herpes?

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Depending on the type of herpes, HSV-1 or HSV-2, oral or genital herpes, the herpes virus is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. Spreading of herpes happens more often than most people realize because more than 60% of people who actually have herpes don’t realize that they do. Thus they end up spreading their dormant symptoms to […]

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Are There Natural Cures for Herpes?

Are There Natural Cures for Herpes?

Most people who have herpes wonder if there are alternative ways other than prescription medication that can help get rid of or control their herpes outbreaks. The answer is yes, there is. Although there are different treatments that you can try for your virus, but you do need to know that there is no actual […]

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Are Cold Sores Actually Herpes?

Are Cold Sores Actually Herpes?

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As many as 80% of the U.S. population get cold sores, but many do not know, or equate that cold sores is also know as HSV-1, or oral herpes. In fact, many people contract HSV-1 in their childhood or teens, through social kissing from a family member or boyfriend/girlfriend and not think anything about it. […]

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What Are The Symptoms of a Herpes Outbreak?

What Are The Symptoms of a Herpes Outbreak?

The symptoms for a herpes outbreak may depend on the type. The herpes virus comes in two strains, HSV-1, which is oral herpes, aka coldsores, and HSV-2, which is gential herpes. As we know, herpes is contracted by skin to skin contact. In most people infected with the herpes virus, their first outbreak usually happens […]

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How to Tell Your Potential Partners You Have Herpes

How to Tell Your Potential Partners You Have Herpes

One of the single most difficult things that a person with herpes can face in a relationship is “The Talk.” In fact, I personally know a few individuals that have genital herpes that almost avoid relationships altogether, because they don’t want to have to divulge it. Personally, I don’t think anyone needs to go to […]

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