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20.3% of women have HSV-2 infection, and 10.6% of men have HSV-2 infection within 14 to 49 years old. It demonstrates that the chance of getting HSV for women is higher than men, because infection is more easily transmitted from men to women than from women to men.


776,000 people in the Unite States get herpes infections. 15.5% of persons aged 14 to 49 years old have HSV-2 infection. The overall genital herpes is higher than 15.5%, because some people have gential herpes infections are caused by HSV-1.


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HSV-1 is oral herpes, which can infect through eating the same food, kissing; and virus can enter body through small cuts, abrasions, or breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. Also, people who infect HSV-1 will not have cold sore.

Herpes are caused by herpes simplex virus, or HSV. There are two types of HSV, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV is contagious virus that can pass from person to person through direct contact.

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- Blistering sores in the mouth or in the genitals- Itching- Fever- Swollen lymph nodes- Headches- Tiredness- Lack of appetite- pain during urination for HSV-2

41.8% of Blacks are having HSV-2 infection and 11.3% of Whites have HSV-2 infection in the Unite States, which shows that Blacks have higher chance to get HSV than Whites.

For HSV-21. Use a condom every time when people having sex2. Limit the number of sexual partners people have3. Don't have sex with a partner who has sores on his or her gentials

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Herpes Simplex Virus is never removed from the body by the immune system. Because HSV enters human body to control of the human cell's nucleus and alter its structure while HSV is replication. Therefore, there is no treatment can completely treat HSV.However, there are some medicines can have inhibiting effects toward HSV.- Acyclovir- Famciclovir- Valacyclovir

Genital herpes can easily transmit and acquire HIV infection sexually, because viruses can invaded body through mouth, gentials and small cuts.Herpes infection can be passed from mother to child during pregrancy, childbirth, or in the newborn period. Because when a mother who have HSV-2 gives birth to her baby, the virus can transmit into the baby's body and causes the baby has HSV-1.


For HSV-11. Avoid touching saliva, skin, mucous membranes of people who have HSV-1.2. Follow a healthy diet that can have strong immune system.3. Put on sunscreen that UV can affect some types of immune cells.

HSV-2 is responsible for genital herpes outbreaks, which can spread through sexually activity with someone who have herpes sore.


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