i am scared of herpes...

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Adam Levine
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i am scared of herpes...

Postby Adam Levine » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:18 pm

Herpes is an infection caused by two virus types, and it appears in two forms, as either oral or genital herpes. Many prevention tips are valuable for both oral and genital herpes, but the latter will be the primary focus of this article. By recognizing and treating symptoms, protecting yourself properly during sexual activity, and being honest and open with your partner(s), you can do a great deal towards preventing the spread of herpes either to or from yourself. And genital herpes scares me to death...i know that genital herpes can be spread in several different ways, it cannot be spread through swimming pools, toilet seats, doorknobs, etc. The virus cannot survive long outside the human body. But still.... How to prevent it guys???

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Postby Richard Hawley » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:30 am

First you should know some general information. Get the facts. As mentioned, there are two types of herpes simplex virus, known as HSV-1 and HSV-2. Generally speaking, HSV-1 is the cause of oral herpes (roughly 80% of the time), and HSV-2 causes genital herpes (also about 80%).HSV-1 and HSV-2 are both spread by the transmission of infected fluids through skin-to-skin contact. You can get herpes when blisters are present and when sores are not present.Genital herpes is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD) because fluid exchange during vaginal, anal, or oral sex is the primary mode of transmission. Oral herpes most commonly spreads through kissing, or sharing utensils or drinkware.It is estimated that one-in-six Americans age 14-49 have genital herpes.

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Re: i am scared of herpes...

Postby Harry Kane » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:47 pm

Learn to recognize the signs. The most common sign of a genital herpes infection is a cluster of reddish sores in or near the genital area. These sores or lesions eventually blister, break (sometimes resulting in oozing), and scab over before disappearing. Oral herpes lesions, which typically form around or in the mouth, are often called “cold sores.” These are not the same as canker sores, which only form inside the mouth and are not caused by HSV.After the initial outbreak, which usually occurs within several days of infection, the symptoms will disappear and recur, often with decreasing frequency and intensity. Flu-like symptoms can also accompany the lesions, especially during the initial outbreak.

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Postby Albert » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:54 am

Expect it to hang around for a lifetime. There is no current cure for herpes, and the virus often remains within an infected body for life. It can remain dormant for months or years and then recur without warning. Outbreaks may be triggered by stress, fever, sunlight, or trauma, among other causes.Some people with herpes never display any symptoms, while many experience only mild, infrequent symptoms.Herpes should not be brushed aside as insignificant, however. Pregnant women with genital herpes, for example, run a greater risk of miscarriage and can spread neonatal herpes, which can occasionally prove deadly, to their unborn children.

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Re: i am scared of herpes...

Postby Peter Parker » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:53 am

Be honest. Not surprisingly, most people are not eager to discuss herpes with prospective or new sexual partners. Getting past the stigmas and fears, however, and engaging in an honest discussion about STDs, is essential to protecting against transmission either to or from you.If you know you have herpes, consider it your responsibility to inform your partners, even if this means engaging in an awkward conversation. Likewise, take it upon yourself to ask your partners if they have or may have herpes.If you are concerned that you may have herpes, talk to your doctor about taking a simple blood test that can confirm or refute your suspicion.

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Postby Steven Tyler » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:54 am

Steer clear during breakouts. Herpes is most likely to be transmitted when an infected person is symptomatic with the tell-tale blisters. It is therefore imperative to avoid sexual activity during these flare-ups of the infection.The same principle holds true for avoiding kissing and sharing of utensils, drinkware, etc., during breakouts of oral herpes. For more information specific to dealing with oral herpes, click over to How to Live with Herpes.During breakouts in particular, any skin-to-skin contact in the “risk area” carries an increased risk of transmission, as any miniscule crack or opening in the skin is enough of an open door for the virus to enter. For genital herpes, the risk area corresponds to the area of the body covered by a pair of boxer shorts.

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Re: i am scared of herpes...

Postby Sheldon » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:33 pm

Use protection every time. As with any STD, using a condom properly every time is essential to reducing the likelihood of transmitting herpes during sexual activity. Only condoms made of latex or polyurethane, and properly employed, are effective at preventing transmission of herpes or other STDs.If you or your partner has or may have herpes, you should use a condom every time, regardless of whether one of you is symptomatic at the time. Remember, herpes can still be transmitted even without symptoms.From opening the package to disposing of the used condom, proper technique and care to ensure proper coverage and avoid breakage or leakage is the key to preventing transmission.

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Re: i am scared of herpes...

Postby JerryLee » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:06 pm

It’s really not the end of the world for you. And you want to know why? Becaues it’s all about making the right adjustments and getting treatment at the right time. You can get treated for this now.People deal with this problem with their lives and they cope with it like it’s nothing.Just help yourself now.herpes dating. Imagine living a normal life, just moving about like it never happened. Before you couldn’t go through your day without feeling so crazy or lost about this problem. I bet that’s what you want, right? You can still get this back. You just need to call for help. First step is to get diagnosed and get the treatment that you need.
Treatments are getting better and people are living even more normally than ever with this condition. Living with herpes needs some adjustments to how you live your life but it doesn’t mean that you have to end many of the things that you enjoy right now.

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Re: i am scared of herpes...

Postby William Lawn » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:57 pm

Clean objects used during sex thoroughly. Never attempt to reuse a condom, obviously, but also take care to clean and protect any sex toys, such as vibrators, you use or share.Clean items carefully and thoroughly with soap and warm water after every use, and especially before sharing them.Cover items with condoms or similar forms of protection.Combat the symptoms. Even though there is no cure for herpes, there are treatments available that can moderate or shorten breakouts, when transmission is more likely.Several antiviral medications are available to combat genital herpes. Talk to your doctor about which is right for you and when to take it. You may be advised to take the medication consistently, or only during breakouts. Remember, however, that none of these medications can cure herpes.

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Re: i am scared of herpes...

Postby William Lawn » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:57 pm

Clean objects used during sex thoroughly. Never attempt to reuse a condom, obviously, but also take care to clean and protect any sex toys, such as vibrators, you use or share.Clean items carefully and thoroughly with soap and warm water after every use, and especially before sharing them.Cover items with condoms or similar forms of protection.Combat the symptoms. Even though there is no cure for herpes, there are treatments available that can moderate or shorten breakouts, when transmission is more likely.Several antiviral medications are available to combat genital herpes. Talk to your doctor about which is right for you and when to take it. You may be advised to take the medication consistently, or only during breakouts. Remember, however, that none of these medications can cure herpes.


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