Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease which can be caused by two viruses. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2). Oral herpes triggered by HSV-1 can be transmitted from the mouth to genitals through oral sex. Therefore, some cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-1. Genital Herpes can be transmitted through oral, vaginal, and/or anal sex with a person who has virus. While there is no cure for herpes, there are treatments that can prevent and/or shorten an outbreak.
Signs and Symptoms
- A group of itchy or painful blisters on the vagina, anus, vulva, cervix, penis, or inside of thighs
- Burning when peeing if urine touches the blisters
- Difficulty peeing because the blisters are blocking the urethra
- Pain around the genital
- Swollen glands