Herpes cannot cause HIV however people who have Genital Herpes are twice as likely to develop HIV as those who do not have the virus.
It is safe to breastfeed when you have a herpes outbreak as long as you do not have any lesions present on your breasts; make sure to cover all the exposed lesions, and wash your hands thoroughly.
Studies have suggested that being infected with genital herpes may increase your chances of contracting other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) while open sores are present.
Herpes is caused by a virus which hides itself in your body. As a result, there is NO cure for Herpes.
No, herpes does not cause cervical cancer. Researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France have however found that women infected with both HPV (Human Papilloma Viruses) and HSV-2 (Genital Herpes) are two to three times more… Continue Reading
Impetigo and cold sores can look very similar with blisters that crust over as they heal. These symptoms are located around the mouth making it hard to tell the difference between the two. Impetigo is a skin infection that is… Continue Reading
50% to 80 of people who have herpes don’t even realize they carry the virus and infect others unknowingly due to having very few or mild symptoms. Herpes can be mistaken for razor rash, pimples, zipper burn and/or insect bites.
Yes, an increase in physical and emotional stress can trigger an outbreak of Herpes (oral and genital herpes) as stress compromises the.
Herpes cannot make you sterile however, STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases) such as Chlamydia can cause sterility if left untreated.
You or your partner may have contracted the herpes virus a long time ago, or have the herpes virus with no visible symptoms. So, the fact is, he or she may not have “cheated on you” due to the virus… Continue Reading
Herpes is not spread through the transfer of blood as it doesn’t live in your blood. The Herpes virus lives in ganglion (nerve cells). However during the first herpes outbreak, you should not donate blood. If you are taking antiviral… Continue Reading