Genital herpes – viral infection characterised by outbreaks of blisters and sores

Genital herpes is growing in prevalence among Australians

According to edonlinestore.net, about one in every eight Australian people have been diagnosed with being infected with genital herpes. The occurrence is more frequent in Australian women being one in every five women aged 35-44 being diagnosed in having genital herpes. Studies have shown that about 76 percent of Australian people have been exposed to the herpes simplex virus. This includes the more prevalent version of the herpes virus, HSV-1, which causes cold sores on the lips and mouth area. Genital herpes are caused by the herpes version, HSV-2. HSV-2 is more common among women than men. It was found that women have a 16 to 8 percent infection rate compared to men.

With genital herpes on the rise, medical professionals are worried as the disease causes men and women to be more susceptible to other more serious illnesses such as HIV. Genital herpes causes a person to me three times more likely to acquire HIV when they come into contact with an effected person.

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Many people believe that they will not be able to contact genital herpes from a person who has HSV-1, herpes that is affecting the mouth ad lips

This is not necessarily true to be the case. Because of the drastic increase in oral sex, we are seeing more and more people becoming infected with genital herpes leading from contact with a person who had oral herpes. It is being highly recommended that women who are in their late stages of pregnancy avoid having oral sex. This is mainly due to the possibility of the HSV-1 virus being possibly passed onto the baby, which may lead to severe or fatal complications for the fetus. Among Australians, we have seen that HSV-1 has been involved in about 25 percent of infections involving fetus.

Since genital herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection seen amongst Australians people must take proper precautions when engaging in sexual activity. Among Australians, men and women alike, 85 percent of them carry HSV-1 and 20 percent carry the HSV-2 viruses. The commonality in people are seen in the metropolitan areas of Australia and very common among the indigenous communities. These communities experience a high incidence as their lifestyles tend to be more transient and social due to their surroundings.

Genital herpes is typically transmitted through skin to skin contact with a person who carries the HSV virus

The contact can be made orally, vaginal or through anal intercourse. It is imperative that people know that the transmission of the virus can be achieved without penetration. Skin to skin contact along can cause a person to acquire the infection. Genital herpes can be transmitted from people who have not expressed any symptoms or the symptoms are very minimal and thus do not know that they have the infection. The vast majority of the people who have genital herpes, about 80 percent, are not aware that they care the virus and unintentionally pass the virus on to their partner. It is very typical for transmission of the virus to occur during no sign of outbreak. This is referred to as viral shedding, which the virus is present and available on the skin but there is no sign that the virus if there. Although unfavorable among the younger population, the use of condoms is a simple way to reduce the risk associated with contracting genital herpes. Also, getting sexually transmitted infection testing regularly is extremely important in being proactive for prevention from becoming infected and from passing the virus along if a person have no signs of the virus but they are carrying it. This is especially true when a person changes their sexual partner or have multiple casual partners.

It is important for people to understand that once they have the virus, the virus stays with them

A person cannot get rid of HSV once it has been acquired by the body. Fortunately, over time infected people who have outbreaks will see a decrease in frequency and severity of outbreaks overtime. People who have genital herpes have to take extra precaution not to get too stressed or tired and rundown as HSV is triggered by the body being under stressful conditions.

If someone may think that they have been infected with genital herpes, some of the symptoms to look for are painful blisters, urination problems and or symptoms similar to the flu. When the infection reoccurs it typically appears with blisters on the genitals, butt, thighs and/or anus along with minor itching and irritation.

Mark Reed

Physician at Arizona hospital
Dr. Mark Reed, MD had always loved friends Arizona with its pretty, precious people. It was a place where he felt proud to be a member of the community. He was a compassionate, healthy, athlete with thin arms and long legs in high school. His friends saw him as an enthusiastic, delightful student. Once, he had even helped a sneezing old woman cross the road near the market. That's the sort of man he is. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Mark walked over to the window and reflected on people and his surroundings. The sun shone on his career and he embraced his new life of helping others. After a talk as a guest speaker at Stanford one year, he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure just like a young version of Dr. Mark Reed. This was a caring student with tired arms and a frail hand. Dr. Mark saw it as an opportunity to reach out and become a mentor. He was not prepared to see a version of himself during his speaking appearance at a local college. As Dr. Mark stepped outside and the young med student came closer, he could see the wet glint in his eye. Dr. Mark gazed with the affection of a father. He offered to help him when it came time to do his internship. That is the kind of caring person Dr. Mark has become known as. Dr. Mark always does kind things for patients such as warming the stethoscope. The people Dr. Mark has helped at the Arizona hospital where his work has made him a pillar of the community. Dr. Mark regards his patients' tired limbs with care and always has a way of making them feel comfortable. After graduating from Arizona State University Dr. Mark went on to Harvard before taking a residency at Johns Hopkins University. After several years, he eventually announced he had been accepted at a prestigious Arizona Hospital. Dr. Mark focuses on being ethical, his emotions are always in check, and he is determined to serve his patients to the best of his ability.
Mark Reed

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Dr. Mark Reed, MD had always loved friends Arizona with its pretty, precious people. It was a place where he felt proud to be a member of the community. He was a compassionate, healthy, athlete with thin arms and long legs in high school. His friends saw him as an enthusiastic, delightful student. Once, he had even helped a sneezing old woman cross the road near the market. That's the sort of man he is. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Mark walked over to the window and reflected on people and his surroundings. The sun shone on his career and he embraced his new life of helping others. After a talk as a guest speaker at Stanford one year, he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure just like a young version of Dr. Mark Reed. This was a caring student with tired arms and a frail hand. Dr. Mark saw it as an opportunity to reach out and become a mentor. He was not prepared to see a version of himself during his speaking appearance at a local college. As Dr. Mark stepped outside and the young med student came closer, he could see the wet glint in his eye. Dr. Mark gazed with the affection of a father. He offered to help him when it came time to do his internship. That is the kind of caring person Dr. Mark has become known as. Dr. Mark always does kind things for patients such as warming the stethoscope. The people Dr. Mark has helped at the Arizona hospital where his work has made him a pillar of the community. Dr. Mark regards his patients' tired limbs with care and always has a way of making them feel comfortable. After graduating from Arizona State University Dr. Mark went on to Harvard before taking a residency at Johns Hopkins University. After several years, he eventually announced he had been accepted at a prestigious Arizona Hospital. Dr. Mark focuses on being ethical, his emotions are always in check, and he is determined to serve his patients to the best of his ability.

4 thoughts on “Genital herpes – viral infection characterised by outbreaks of blisters and sores”

  1. I only found out I had genital herpes when I went to my gynecologist for the first time (yeah I didn’t care much for my health before). I was as surprised as you can imagine. Thought I had prevention when having sex. Sadly I didn’t.

    This week I just went to my gyno with horrible vaginal itching. As I left I realized he ordered me Herpes 8 DNA test. Is this to know if I have genital herpes? I don’t know what to do!

    I knew I had genital herpes but never thought of it as a problem. I had situations when they were only irritating not even painful. Unfortunately 2 months ago, I have been having horrible pain in my genitalia that I can’t even have sex.

  2. My girlfriend told me she has Genital Herpes. But she swears she has not cheated on me. How can this be possible if I do not have Herpes. I know I have never cheated on her, so even if it were somehow possible that I gave them to her without actually being symptomatic, I know that is not what happened. Can you get Genital Herpes without having sex with someone? Like sitting on a toilet seat? That seems ridiculous. I think I need to just come to terms with the fact that my relationship is over.

  3. I have been suffering this for years. My problem increased when I was under stress, because of this, what helped me was learning relaxing techniques and taking some medicines too.

  4. I have Genital Herpes for almost 20 years now. It is an extremely annoying condition. I think I got it from my ex-girlfriend. I know herpes is not a critical disease but it destroys my self confidence when I am going through an outbreak. If only it can go away.

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