Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Herpes Outbreak frequency

How often does herpes outbreak come back

The herpes simplex viruses are particularly adept at transmission since they can hide out and reappear over the course of a human lifetime.

The number of outbreaks someone has varies from person to person.

The average number of outbreaks for a person with genital HSV-2 is four to five per year. 
The average for genital HSV-1 is less than one outbreak per year.

Usually, there are more outbreaks during the first year, and many people find that outbreaks become less severe and less frequent with time.


Not all people infected with herpes will experience recurrences or symptom outbreaks after the initial infection. About 80% of those infected with HSV2 and 50% of those with HSV1 report having symptom recurrences. For those people, most experience about 4 outbreaks a year.

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