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.
Studies say 16% of Americans are infected by this disease.The lowest generality was observed in Western Europe, about 18% among women and 13% among men. The highest generality was noticed in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is maximum of 70% among women and around 55% among men.