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  • 1. HERPES Type 1 or Type 2?
  • 2. Basic Overview  Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). You can get it from having sex, even oral sex. The virus can spread even when sores are not present.
  • 3. Symptoms  Some people have no symptoms. Others get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. They turn into blisters, become itchy and painful, and then heal.  HSV-1 usually gets an outbreak around the mouth, although rarely a person can get an outbreak somewhere else.  HSV-2 gets an outbreak on the genitals.
  • 4. Treatments There are no treatments that will remove Herpes. Once you have it, you’re stuck with it. However, there are medicines you can take when you have an outbreak such as Valtrex (genitals) and Abreva (mouth).
  • 5. Statistics  20% to 25% adults have genital herpes.  More than 80% of the adult population has oral herpes and a recent study suggests this number could be 98% among adults.  There are approximately one million new cases of herpes each year.  The amount of initial doctor's visits for genital herpes was 269,000 in 2004. It was 19,000 in 1966.  Genital herpes is more common in women (approximately 1 out of 4 women) than in men (almost 1 out of 5).  More African Americans (45.9%) have genital herpes than white Caucasian (17.6%)  Twenty percent to 25 percent of pregnant women have genital herpes.  If the number of people infected with genital herpes continues to grow at the present rate, nearly half of the US adult population will have genital herpes.
  • 6. QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20--29 Years with Genital Herpes Qu i c k T i m e ™ a n d a d e c o m p re s s o r a re n e e d e d to s e e th i s p i c t u re .
  • 7. Miscellaneous  Pregnant women with HSV-2 have to have a Caesarian section if they have an outbreak during labor.  Having HSV-2 makes you more susceptible to getting HIV.  Both types are dangerous for people with weak immune systems, especially babies.  YOU CAN AVOID HERPES BY PRACTICING SAFE SEX… USE A CONDOM!
  • 8. THE END :) Megan Vint