Herpes: 15 Things You Should Know (Part 2)

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Herpes is a worldwide condition which should be better understood in today’s era. Here are more facts about it that many people just don’t know.

Number Eight: HSV-1 Can Lead to Death

For the most part, HSV-1 is relatively harmless, but it sometimes can be anything but this. In some cases, it can be randomly spread to the brain, which can lead to a series infection that can be deadly.

Number Seven: It Can Be Dormant For Years

Many people proclaim to be free from the condition since they have no symptoms, but it’s always important to get tested in case it’s actually dormant. Dormancy can remain in one’s body for years before herpes actually shows itself.

Number Six: Women Are at a Greater Risk

Due to the more open and vulnerable sexual anatomy of women, women are about twice as likely to get herpes than men. These numbers include those who have later discovered the fact they have the condition years later.

Number Five: Most People Get Herpes From Dormant Partners

Nearly 75 percent of individuals acquire herpes from partners who have no signs of herpes, which is a crazy thing. This is even more proof that people should get tested.

Number Four: Half of the People Who Have It Suffer From Difficult Complications

Potential permanent damage to the sexual organs and constant breakouts are just some of the things that half the population has to face as a result of having herpes. Even medicines in these cases may be harder for the body to accept due to the nature of the condition (for both HSV-1 and HSV 2).

Number Three: First Outbreaks Are The Worst

When people have to deal with a first herpes outbreak, it can be far from pleasant. The first breakout often feels like a bad case of the flu.

Number Two: Australians Are More Likely to Get It in Older Years

Many STIs have the reputation for affecting the young more than the old, but it is different with this condition in Australia. In fact, more than 10 percent of all people aged 25-80 have the disease.

Number One: Hallucinations, Anyone?

Most people with herpes may not have to deal with too many difficult symptoms, but for some, they can be quite strange. Some people have reported having hallucinations, nerve pain, and tingling sensations throughout the body. The condition is rapidly becoming more common, so enlightenment upon the matter is greatly important. Thanks for reading!

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