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Posted by: Angel | 2008-12-11

What is Herpes?

Can you tell me what is herpes?

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It is a sexually transmitted infection characterised by painful blisters.

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Posted by: Anon | 2008-12-11

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first outbreak. Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years.

If there is just one ' pimple' , it s sort of normal...just from dirt or hair.

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