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In Time To Talk About Herpes: What Is Herpes? | Free Health Article for July 2019, the JH elaborate on:

“There are two types of the herpes simplex virus – HSV1 and HSV2. Oral herpes, commonly known as cold sores, is caused by HSV1”.

In Time To Talk About Herpes: Signs and Symptoms of Herpes | Free Health Article the JH explain:

“Despite how common herpes is, Dr Peel says it’s often under-recognised because it often has no, or very mild, symptoms. However, others can have noticeable symptoms, which may include:

  • Itching or irritation around the anal or genital area
  • Sore genitals that may cause pain and difficulty urinating
  • Skin splits
  • Painful blisters
  • Open sores (ulcers) in or around the mouth, the genital area or the anus.
To confirm genital herpes, a swab is taken from an ulcer or sore and sent to a lab for virus DNA detection. This will confirm HSV and identify if it is HSV1 or HSV2”.

In Time To Talk About Herpes: How Can People Protect Against Genital Herpes? | Free Health Article for July 2019, the JH elaborate on:

“A herpes diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. “We want people to feel reassured that herpes is very common and that the episodes can be treated,” says Dr Peel”.

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Last Updated: 29 July 2019 – Last Revised: 25 July 2019
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