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What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a contagious disease caused by the so-called
herpes simplex virus (HSV). This infection affects the skin and membranes
mucous membranes of the genitals and anus. It is transmitted sexually and also by
The simple physical contact.
Condoms are the most common method.
Simple and effective to avoid contagion.
Genital herpes manifests as small skin lesions
consisting of a vesicle surrounded by an area of redness. Usually
cause pain, itching and burning. Several days after the process began,
the vesicles break and transform into small ulcers that after two
or three weeks heal without scarring.
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The herpes simplex virus There are two types of
VHS Both can affect the skin and mucous membranes of any part.
of the body.
1 It is the most common, and mainly affects the mouth and
lips, where he produces the
cold sores or fever blisters.
About 80% of adults have antibodies in their blood that
protect against HSV type 1.
HSV type 2
It mainly affects the genitals.
25% of adults have antibodies that protect against HSV type 2.
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How the herpes virus works
simplex? HSV attacks the surface cells of
the skin, and thus causes the formation of vesicles. From the skin the HSV
penetrates the blood and through it reaches the nerve roots, where it
Keep idle. When the skin corresponding to those nerve roots suffers
some aggression, or when an immune system disorder occurs
(for example, during a respiratory infection), HSV reactivates and
the skin lesions that characterize herpes reappear.
How is the
Genital is fundamentally a sexually transmitted disease.
Cold sores can cause genital herpes when practiced
If there is an infection, even if there are no injuries
cutaneous, HSV can be transmitted to other people with relationships.
It is very important that pregnant women and
infected with genital herpes consult the gynecologist, since the newly
born can get HSV during childbirth, by contracting the virus in the
birth canal or vulva. The risk of infection disappears if performed
a caesarean section
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