She became involved in sexual health after coming from a high school where the sexual anatomy chapter was torn from her science textbook, and she realized not much was being told to those who needed to know it most. At 24 million, that means 1 in 13 people had genital herpes in Since anal herpes is a viral infection, treatment is usually with antiviral medications. Another easy way for herpes to spread is through active sores. Adverse side-effects from these medicines are rare, although you may get headaches and nausea.
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How is herpes transmitted? Log in with your Medical News Today account to create or edit your custom homepage, catch-up on your opinions notifications and set your newsletter preferences. Symptoms usually go away within weeks; even faster if you are treated with medication. Because of these possibilities, it can be difficult for people to know when and from whom they may have contracted the virus. Herpes can shed from the base of the genitals and not just the penis. Usually symptoms will heal within 2 to 4 weeks and cause no long-term damage. Internet Apart from general healthcare websites such as myDrthere are many sites on the Internet offering information, news, chatgroups and meeting services specifically for people with genital herpes.