It is one of the known infections which are sexually transmitted. It mainly affects men and women. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). Virus is transmitted through sexual contact. After post infection the virus is inactive in body and can activate numerous times in body.
Symptoms and Treatment
Its symptoms are pain, itching and sores in the genital area. The time, when the symptoms are visible, HSV type 1 mostly affect the lips causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores, but it also can infect the genital area and produce sores there.There are no specific treatments for genital herpes however medications can be preferred to minimize the risk of infection.
In Singapore, The prevalence of this disease occupies 30% of population. This disease is seen in different European countries. Some investigators suggest that this mostly affects women more than men. The typical age it affects varies from 25-40 years of people. Young adults are more are less likely to be infected with this disease. Only 25% of total population is aware of this disease.