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Testing the blood for antibodies against the virus can confirm a previous infection but will be negative in new infections.
The most effective method of avoiding genital infections is by avoiding vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Daily antiviral medication taken by someone who has the infection can also reduce spread.
Statistics show that between 50 and 80% of adults have Oral Herpes (aka “cold sores” or “fever blisters”), and we don’t see them giving up on relationships!
Genital Herpes is not the end of love, sex, or the world!
HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2.
Genital herpes is classified as a sexually transmitted infection. The diagnosis may be confirmed by viral culture or detecting herpes DNA in fluid from blisters.Relationships are essential to people – we all enjoy the connection we feel with others, especially a romantic partner. Relationships can bring us our greatest joys in life.And having a virus does not eliminate this need, nor should it eliminate this important element from our lives.Although HSV-2 sores may occur in other locations, these sores usually are found below the waist.Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as toothbrushes or eating utensils.