How did I get affected with genital herpes if I did not have sexual
intercourse or did not caress, fondle, petted or touched that way
people, the diagnosis of genital herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus 2 or
HSV2) is a shock.
the diagnosis maybe a confirmation of suspicions they have had about
their own health or their partner's behavior.
to answer the question of how the patient contracted the condition
often leads to a search for blame and then self-recrimination.
epidemiology studies across the Western World indicate the incidence
of HSV2 to be around one in eight people, or 12% of the population.
one in five of those with antibodies have been diagnosed. If you have
been diagnosed with either infection, it is very possible you contracted
it from someone who has no idea they have it themselves.
requires skin-to-skin contact and viral shedding to occur.
, the mouth herpes , oral herpes , can infect the genitals.
herpes it is most often caught in childhood from kissing relatives.
and HSV2 are caused by contact with someone else.