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Genital herpes

  1. 1. Genital Herpes Meagan Burke Mr. Holley H.I. Period 3 12 November 2010
  2. 2. What is Genital Herpes? Definition-Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world. (Saulmon)
  3. 3. What are the symptoms? The symptoms are burning, bumps, and blisters for both the male and female. These can be found in many different places: “For both genders, this can be on the upper thighs or buttocks, or around the anus. For men, it can also be on the penis or scrotum (and the surrounding area). For women, it can also be around or inside the vagina.” (Saulmon) Burning and itching are signs that there are more symptoms to come. It starts out as small red bumps, turning into blisters, and then become painful sores.
  4. 4. How do you get it? “Genital herpes is passed through direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who’s infected.” (Saulmon) = en&start =0&zoom=1&tbnid=WhED5t9lYRjmiM:&tbnh=154&tbnw=231&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dteen%2Bboy%2Band%2Bgirl%2Btogether%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D832%26gbv%3D2 rc&dur=343&ei=2sHdTO78HYqksQOlnrHFCg&oei=2sHdTO78HYqksQOlnrHFCg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0&tx=112&ty=52
  5. 5. How do you prevent it? The most affective way to prevent genital herpes is abstinence, not having sex. Another way to prevent it is by using condoms, but you have to remember they are not always affective 100% of the time. hands.jpg&imgrefurl= drama/&usg=__eX3IU1SZWPHJN7Gq_K_FnF6DmCM=&h=411&w=548&sz=21&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=hdsZ8i78JnG VpM:&tbnh=157&tbnw=181&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dteen%2Bboy%2Band%2Bgirl%2Bholding%2Bhands%26hl%3Den %26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D832%26gbv%3D2%26tbs %3Disch:10%2C285&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=251&ei=QsbdTLb3C5H2swPIyJTCCg&oei=QsbdTLb3C5H2swPIyJTCCg&esq=1&p age=1&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0&tx=107&ty=134&biw=1280&bih=832
  6. 6. How do you treat it? “In addition to having checkups, see a doctor right away if you think you might have genital herpes or any other sexually transmitted disease (STD). Only a doctor will be able to figure out whether you’re infected. And only a doctor will be able to prescribe medications if you need them. When it comes to genital herpes, early detection is crucial. A diagnosis means you can start treatment and begin taking steps to keep from spreading the disease to others.” (Saulmon) = =__pl_jL7TtAsxQhvOQf6fXdNczhsA=&h=273&w=423&sz=17&hl=en&start =0&zoom=1&tbnid=6QLB_b-JItu0rM:&tbnh=152&tbnw=261&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dteen%2Btalking%2Bto%2Bdoctor%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280 hc&vpx =378&vpy=101&dur=2665&hovh=180&hovw=280&tx=129&ty=137&ei=58TdTOuFDpS6sAO76bW9Cg&oei=58TdTOuFDpS6sAO76bW9Cg&esq=1&pa
  7. 7. Journal Genital herpes are genital warts and sores. Women and men can get this disease and give it to each other through skin contact. STDs are very dangerous and terrible to have. Some can even kill you if you don’t take care of it. If you think you might have genital herpes or any other STD then you should see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure you can stop it before it gets worse. No one wants to get an STD, so you have to be very careful. If you are planning on having sex, then you should talk to your partner and find out if they have an STD before you have sex with them; the first step to being safe and making sure you don’t get an STD is talking.
  8. 8. Work Cited • Saulmon, Greg. "Genital Herpes." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. < al-herpes->.