What Is Genital Herpes?
• Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted
diseases in the world. Although its not fatal it can not be treated and
it can be hard to detect.
• At least over 45 millions over the age of twelve can get this disease.
Even if you have had many or not many sexual intercourses it just
takes one contact to get this disease.
Genital herpes are passed on from one person to another mostly by
sexual contact, although some of these diseases may be acquired
indirectly through contaminated objects or blood. In addition, nearly
all these diseases can be passed on from an infected mother to her
fetus, which may cause birth defects, severe and damaging
infections, or even death.
How Do You Get it ?
• Genital warts are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). In
males, the warts appear on the penis, anus, and perineum. They are
found on the vagina, cervix, perineum, and anus in females. The
warts themselves may be removed, but the infection remains for the
life of the patient. HPV infection seems to increase a woman’s risk
for cervical cancer. A vaccine for HPV is now available.
How Do You Prevent It?
• All the bacterial and the protozoal STDs can be treated and cured
with antibiotics. It is important to seek early diagnosis and treatment
of these diseases for three reasons: First, to prevent the disease
from spreading; second, to prevent the various complications
associated with the diseases; and third, to prevent the infection of
infants by pregnant mothers. There is no cure for STDs caused by
viruses; there are only drugs that slow the progress of the infection
How Do You Treat It?
• Genital herpes is treated with antiviral agents such as acyclovir.
Topical application of acyclovir is helpful in reducing the duration of
primary, but not recurrent, infections. The use of oral acyclovir to
suppress recurrent infections may cause more severe and more
frequent infections once the therapy has stopped. Neonatal herpes
is treated with acyclovir or vidarabine, which can reduce the severity
of the infection but cannot reverse any herpes-related neurological
damage or prevent recurrent infections.
• describe what you know about your assigned STD and about STDs
What I know about my assigned STD which is Genital Herpes is that
you start to get bumps in your genitals and it could make your
genitals real sensitive. If you don’t do nothing about this symptom it
could cause some more pain in the future.