Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Herpes Facts Six Things You Should Know about Herpes


If you're a sexually active adult and you are dating, playing at parties, or even kissing people outside of a strictly monogamous long-term relationship (and I hope you are!), there are some important facts about HSV that you may not have gotten out of your high-school sex-ed class or from your healthcare provider. Don't feel bad.
Structural deficiencies, like the availability of adequate sexual health education (not to mention science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), paired with a concerted effort by drug manufacturers and public health officials to stigmatize HSV, have created an environment where, even in the most sexually enlightened corners of the internet, it is unusual to encounter a person who rationally assesses the risks of choices they make regarding exposure to HSV.


Herpes (HSV) is among the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs):
  • 70-90% of adults worldwide have herpes
  • 57-73% of US adults carry HSV 1 and/or HSV 2
  • Many people with HSV never experience any symptoms, or experience symptoms so mild that they are not noticed
HSV 1 (sometimes called 'oral' herpes or cold sores) is herpes:
  • HSV 1 is responsible for most new cases of 'genital' herpes.
  • HSV 1 can be transmitted through oral / genital contact, oral/oral contact, and genital/genital contact.
  • HSV 1 & HSV 2 pose very few serious health risks, but those they do, they have in common.
HSV is among the least detected STIs:
  • 81.1% of HSV 2 carriers in the United States are unaware that they are positive.
  • More than 40% of U.S. adults have Herpes and don't know it.
  • HSV testing is not 'medically necessary' for most people, and is generally not included in a standard STI test panel.


Even if you have a negative HSV test result, it probably doesn't mean much:

  • HSV tests measure antibodies that only reach measurable levels six months after infection.
  • To confidently claim negative HSV status, a person must abstain from all activities that could result in transmission of the virus for six months before being tested for HSV.
  • HSV is spread through skin-to-skin contact, which can include casual contact like cuddling and kissing.

 HSV is spread through skin-to-skin contact, so condoms limited protection against transmission:
  • A 'genital' HSV shedding site can be anywhere covered by a pair of boxers, not just on the genitals
  • A condom reduces the risk of transmission by 30% because it covers about 30% of the potential transmission sites
  • Anti-viral drugs (available only to people who know that they carry the virus) reduce the risk of transmission an additional 50%
 HSV can spread when no outbreak or physical symptoms are present:
  • HSV lives in the nervous system to avoid the immune system and periodically migrates to a skin site where it can be transmitted
  • In HSV-2 cases, without anti-viral drugs, the virus was present at a skin site on about 20% of the days measured. With anti-viral drugs, it was only 10%
  • In HSV-1 cases, the virus was present on 10% of days and 5% of days, respectively
  • Many people assume that exposure to a skin site that is shedding will result in transmission of the virus, but this is far from true. Some couples have unprotected sex for years before one partner transmits the virus to the other.

The Stigma Around Herpes
 PositiveSingles, the premiere dating site for people with herpes
Of all sexually transmitted diseases, genital herpes carries the greatest social stigma after HIV, according to a 2007 poll about relationships. The stigma around this disease is greater than that for gonorrhea, mental illness, obesity, substance abuse, and cancer.

People with herpes have very normal romantic and sexual relationships. After diagnosis, you may feel like your life may never be the same again but you will feel better soon. There are countless online herpes dating sites and support groups for you with people who’ve been in your shoes.

4 comments:

  1. I'm Rachel and I own a herbal Therapy Center. What I am about to share with you is based on actual fact and I am not a socially irresponsible person. I am a woman of character and I believed that we have only one purpose for existing and that is to help our fellow humans. And everyday millions of other people are joining me and waking up to the understanding that love is the only thing that matters in this life.

    For the past 10+ years I have dealt with a lot of people who have come to me asking if herbal remedies will get rid of herpes, usually genital. I always tell people from what I have observed and heard about NATURAL REMEDY and I suggest that they try it for themselves. I have never told anyone that herbal remedy would cure their herpes.

    I have never told anyone this because I have never had any physical proof to back that up... until this day.

    I have always told anyone who would listen the mystical work herbal remedy do for me when ever I'm in depression, I could say that because if it did that for me, it would do the same for anyone else.

    I have also always told people how herbal remedies got my doctor to successfully cured DIABETES, INFERTILITY, CANCERS, PARALYSIS, STDS & INFECTIONS.

    And I tell anyone about how herbal remedy got me off the Lysinopril I was taking for my high blood pressure That also normalized within 2months. And I am thankful it did because Lysinopril has since been recalled for turning the livers of hundreds of thousands of people into mush!

    And with all the good things herbal remedy has done for my body, I still resisted the urge to tell anyone suffering with herpes that herbal remedy would cure them... but now I am here to tell you differently because I finally came in contact with Dr Utu an African Traditional Herbal Practitioner.

    Few days ago I received an email from a young lady and she told me that her doctor has told her that her body is 100% free of any HSV virus. That her herpes has been cured! I could feel her bouncing off the walls through her email... and my heart was just as happy for her.

    I have asked her to please post a comment on my YouTube Channel.

    I don't know how long she had been infected before she purchased Dr Utu African Traditional Herbal Cure and I do not know anything about the severity of her outbreaks. All I know was that she promised me that she was following the guidelines that Dr Utu gave her to the letter.

    I know there are a lot of people who will think this is too good to be true... but I have always believed that herbal remedy was a viable cure for herpes - but without any proof I felt it would be seriously irresponsible to tell anyone that it would.

    Please feel free to leave a comment to me but please no negative ones. My company is my life and I have spent over 10 years nurturing a good reputation for myself and my business. I am putting everything on the line here, so please bear with me until we know more.

    Why am I risking so much? Why don't I just wait for her? - Are you serious? This is the BIGGEST health breakthrough in my entire lifetime! I'm over 60 and there have been NO CURES for anything since the day I was born! The big pharmaceutical companies all know there is no money in a cure. The money is in teaching you and me to 'live with' and 'manage' deadly, body-wasting and disgusting diseases for our entire lives.

    Imagine the joy all over the world when her story breaks! I invite you all to share in that joy with her and with me.

    You can also contact Dr Utu for yourself via e-mail; (d r u t u h e r b a l c u r e @ g m a i l . c o m)

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  2. I am deeply concerned about the still increase in population of people living with HSV, HIV, CANCERS, HEPATITIS, STROKES in our society today because of ignorance, to be Frank all this big names are grammars. I saw comments of people DR UTU helped get rid of their diseases, with the increase in population of people living with various diseases and myself as a beneficiary to DR UTU traditional cure I tot I too should reach the world via comment. Many People believed traditional herbs are so primitive and some are even shy to purchase it in public. Some went as far as trashing the legendary name of herbal medicine hiding its numerous advantages and let publicly it disadvantage and yet makes it look big, all this are just for pharmaceutical gain. All pharmaceutical cure are derived from existing traditional herbal cure from ages.
    Yes! I'm here to tell the world the actual FACT! which is; there is herbal cure for herpes, Ebola, HIV, cancers, hepatitis, ulcers, asthma, pile, diabetes and many big names of diseases. all my career I've lived my life believing and making research on this, till I confirmed it four years ago. Since four years ago and till today I still say yes! That among many real traditional herbalist Dr Nze Utu Njoku @ (drutuherbalcure) cures this diseases using African traditional herbs. After he cured me four years ago of genital herpes, ever since then I worked with him distance never a barrier, I'm a living witness to this. And I have directed both genital and oral herpes patients to him and they are permanently cured. I'm Ethan Oliver from Australia and also a herbal dealer and lover. I'm also a researcher on herbs for good health. Which also include Africa traditional herbal treatment, I support Herbal treatment, cure and vaccines. My view is based on my extensive research over a very long period of time, and my conclusion is, there is cure to all natural diseases including HSV, HIV, CANCERS, DIABETES, using the right medications with the right herbalist. Are you herpes positive and permanently want get rid of this disease or any of this big name diseases don't be scared to save yourself, contact Dr Utu for permanent herbal cure. Be bold and smart Don't be fooled by selfish people who say, cure is impossible.
    Dr UTU e-mail , 'drutuherbalcure@gmail.com'

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  3. My boyfriend and I met three years ago on herpes dating site so we discovered we are +ve from the beginning of our relationship, that we both had genital herpes. My first outbreak was the ABSOLUTE worst experience, I was so sick. We suffered for one year plus, had constant outbreaks and then finally we decided to both respectively take Dr Utu African Traditional Herbs as advised by friends. His herb is Not much bitter or sour taste.
    Dosage two times daily every day for four weeks, and honest to goodness it was a miraculous herbs. We were on it for not more than two weeks when we noticed total change. 'couldn't wait for four weeks. It was third week and five days we used the herbs. Then we went for test and was already hsv2 negative, the both of us. Neither of us have had any lesion, outbreak or symptoms till date.
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  4. Herpes Finally Gone, thanks to Dr. Utu for his Herbal Treatment.
    I had a sudden onset of cold sores and a new one was appearing each day. I'm on primary immunosuppressant I noticed my body just can't fight the virus on its own. After five days of treatment and no success I suspected herpes I went for test and it was confirmed. God was my strength I met a doctor for treatment. He gave me Dr Utu's contact. I contacted him immediately, This medication was far amazing that within 24-48 hrs the blisters were crusting over. The swelling and redness was decreasing as well. I was on four weeks herpes medication which I completed before going for test. I went for herpes test and then again back to my doctor who confirmed me herpes negative it was really like a dream. What a relief! Feel Free to contact Dr Utu WhatsApp :- +2347032718477

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