1 in every 5 Americans is living with herpes today, as per the latest statistics reports released by a reputed medical research agency in USA. Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by HSV-1 or HSV-2 virus out of which HSV2 is more severe and is mainly responsible for genital herpes.
Here in this article we have covered the stigma and issues related to genital herpes (HSV2) and how you can live a fruitful life with virus inside your body.
I’ve been diagnosed with herpes!
You feel pain and discomfort in your genitals and you visit your doctor for the check up to find out that you have herpes. This is a common scenario and it can happen to anybody regardless of cast, creed or religion.
In fact if you have been diagnosed with genital herpes then there is nothing to worry about or panic since lots of medicines are available which can control the symptoms and give you desired relief.
Once you are diagnosed with herpes you need to make sure that you have all the information regarding this infection. You have lots of support groups that provide the information and support and can go online as well to find out about herpes.
Consult your doctor regularly so that he/she can give you medications to control the outbreak and who can make you understand fully that HSV can never be removed from your body completely but its outbreaks and symptoms can be controlled effectively by medicines.
Websites such as Positive Singles and various others encompass several informative blogs that can help you learn about the infection and chalk out ways of dealing with it.
In fact to be honest you should tell you partner straight away that you have herpes (HSV-1 or HSV-2). Now it’s his or her onus to accept you or not. It depends upon him/her that how knowledgeable he is about this infection. If he knows that herpes can be prevented from spreading by taking simple measures then it’s well and good otherwise he can go his way and you yours. While there is no cure for this infection, you’d still be able to deal with it by use of antiviral drugs.
Yes, you can definitely have sex again but there are some precautions that are required to be followed. First of all never have sex when there is an outbreak of herpes’ symptoms, which can happen any time. It is worth noting that although condoms may reduce the chances of transmission they cannot be regarded as 100 percent safe when it comes to spread of the virus – Do condoms prevent herpes? Everything you need to know!.
You need to be smart enough to understand gravity of this condition. If you’re able to cope up with it as well as the stigma attached, you would certainly be able to lead a normal life.