Herpes: 15 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

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Herpes is a condition which is plaguing the world now more than ever. It’s surprising to learn that a lot of people aren’t informed about the basic facts, which probably has to do with the stigma surrounding it. Since learning about health is so important, we at PPcorn are breaking barriers now! Here are some facts that everyone should know about the condition. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: It’s Super Common in America

It’s been determined that there are a lot of Americans out there with the condition. Nearly 20 percent of all post-pubescent individuals under the age of 50 are known to have herpes.

Number Fourteen: One Type Can Cause Blindness

There are some types of the condition that don’t have many side effects, but there is such a thing as ocular herpes, which is really bad. In the worst of cases, it can lead to blindness.

Number Thirteen: Most People Who Have Herpes Don’t Know the Facts

Sadly, out of the people who have herpes, only 20 percent of them know what can happen to them as a result of the condition. It’s more important now than ever that people become educated on the matter.

Number Twelve: The Predictions Are Scary

Scientists have proclaimed that the condition will become even more common in the future. In fact, nearly half of the population will be infected with at least one type of herpes in the next 10 years.

Number Eleven: Lesbians Are Less Likely to Contract It

Interestingly, it seems that women are more likely to receive the condition if they have penal penetrative sex. Gay women, on the other hand, seem to be less likely to contract it.

Number Ten: It’s Been Around for a Long Time

The ancient Greeks were aware of herpes, which makes the condition pretty darn old as far as human civilization is concerned. First references include describing one possible symptom related to the condition: the cutaneous skin.

Number Nine: Emotions Can Make Herpes Worse

For those that have the condition, it’s important to also stay calm about it, since there’s a positive correlation between stress and Herpes breakouts. There’s a lot more to learn about this condition than most people realize. Stay tuned for the second part of the article, which is coming soon!

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