Herpes Simplex Virus is split broadly into HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both causes painful sores, pimples to appear on either your lips area or your genital areas, although HSV-1 is more closely linked with cold sores on the lips, and HSV-2 is more closely linked with pimple like blisters on the genital areas. Herpes in both forms is a common disease, affecting every 1 out of 2 people.

3 Things To Know About Herpes Simplex Virus

  1. Herpes Is The Most Rampant Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs)

Herpes is the most rampant STD, affecting more people worldwide than any other STDs. It spreads from an infected partner to a non-infected one very easily, and all forms of sexual contact can result in a possible infection be it anal, vaginal or even oral. Given that this disease is incurable, and does not usually show any symptoms, the spread of the disease is very rampant.

  1. 1 Out Of 2 People Will Test Positive For Herpes

Given that Herpes is the most common disease, one out of two people tested for Herpes will be positive. The WHO has published numerous reports on how prevalent the disease is currently. However, most people will test positive for HSV-1 relative to HSV-2, given that cold sores are more easily spread, and often in unknown ways, such as infected sufferers showing affection to their kids and even close friends and families.

  1. Some People Never Have Herpes Outbreaks In Their Lives Even Though They Are Infected

Given that Herpes is such a hidden disease, there will be some people, or samples of the population who will never experience any Herpes symptoms in their entire lives. The virus stays deep in the nerve, and only comes up during periods of stress, or when the immune system is suppressed. That is why some people who live healthily, have a good diet and exercise regime, and manage their mental, emotional and physical state well rarely experience outbreaks.

At the end of the day, the Herpes disease is not a particularly damaging disease to be infected with. However, the way Herpes has been portrayed in the media and thought of is highly discriminatory, and serve little help with making patients feel better. While there are many who live their lives normally because of Herpes, there is also a huge proportion of people who get mentally stressed out and land into depression.

We at CuraHOPE want to advise that a person should never feel down when faced with incurable diseases. Information is key towards making every day from today to the next a fruitful one. And eventually, we will come up with true cures for the world.

About the Author Shane

Shane is passionate about the medical industry and constantly envisions a world without incurable diseases and chronic conditions. He seeks to use his entrepreneurship, venture capital and sales and marketing experience to bring real change to the medical industry, one insight at a time. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, do online learning and read.

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