Genital herpes is sexually transmitted. In some individuals, herpes may not occur in the genital areas even if the virus is infected.
Although herpes is not considered as dangerous as HPV, it can be distressing for individuals carrying the HSV virus that causes herpes. In addition, the fact that it is not as well-known in the society as HPV shows that individuals suffering from this disease are not fully understood.
The HSV virus, which causes genital herpes, can also occur with different symptoms.
The herpes simplex virus, which is called HSV I and HSV II, which causes genital herpes, does not always show symptoms if herpes in the genital area. For example, while HSV I causes herpes in the mouth, it can also cause infection in the upper respiratory tract.
HSV II virus that causes herpes. Like warts caused by HPV, herpes caused by HSV II are also likely to recur.
Unfortunately, it is a problem to treat HSV exactly like HPV.
Herpes caused by HSV can be seen on the hips, thighs, anus, vagina or vulva areas in women, while it can be observed on the penis or scrotum in men. Although antiviral drugs are used for the treatment of HSV, they do not completely destroy the HSV virus.
In addition, although the symptoms of genital herpes sometimes disappear naturally, they may return recurrently. Experts say that the first infection is usually the worst. It is seen that the first infection lasts for two or three weeks.
Stress, menstrual period or other infections can cause genital herpes to recur.
As you can see, it is not possible to completely remove the HSV virus from the body. For this reason, people with this virus need to be very careful about their health. For example, it is possible for herpes to recur when you have another infection.
At the same time, menstrual periods for women are also a risk factor for the emergence of HSV herpes. In addition, paying attention to tension or grief are valuable details to prevent the emergence of this virus. If the HSV virus is suspected, it is essential to consult a specialist without delay and apply the most accurate treatment technique with the help of a specialist.
Genital herpes can also turn into a disease that can cause stigmatization in social life as well as HPV.
An HSV positive individual may think that he will lose his previous position in social interests. In other words, the person can feel that he will not be loved and accepted as before.
In addition, having a sexually transmitted disease unfortunately always enters a negative position in social perception. For this reason, individuals may not rightfully want to tell people that they are infected with a sexually transmitted virus. Likewise, someone with this virus may be afraid of romantic involvement, as they think they can infect their partner.