Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years. Results of a nationally representative study show that genital herpes infection is common in the United States.Nationwide, at least 45 million people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection.It hurt to walk, and I couldn't use soap anywhere near my genital area.I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes, but I didn't know exactly what to do.Both types are sometimes passed to other areas of the body through skin-to-skin contact.After the first outbreak, HSV stays in the body and becomes inactive. When this happens, symptoms usually show up in the same general area as the first time.A high school friend and I wound up taking our friendship a little further, and 20 seconds into the act that would change my life forever, he stopped.My friend said I was too much like a sister, and he couldn't continue. I worried about how that incident would affect our friendship.
Less than a week later, I found myself in excruciating pain.
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We offer Herpes Dating, Herpes Support, herpes personals, and HPV personals, with dating and community forum for people with Herpes and HPV, we are here for Herpes and HPV Singles and Couples. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection.
When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.