Herpes is a very common disease, as over 776,000 people in the United States are diagnosed every year. Herpes isn’t just uncomfortable, but in rare cases it can be deadly when left untreated. Herpes is an overall unpleasant, disease that requires proper treatment in order to prevent exposing it to other people.
Herpes can be spread in multiple ways, and some might not even realize that they are infected. Herpes can be easily spread through bodily fluids. Genital herpes is mostly contracted by having unprotected sex. Oral herpes can be contracted through kissing or oral sex. Symptoms can vary in herpes, because some are visible, and some are hidden. Physical symptoms of herpes are vesicles, lesions, or small blisters that form around the genital area, rectum, or mouth area. Some other symptoms people may see are fever, lymph nodes around neck or groin, sometimes even vomiting; however, these are often mistaken as other common symptoms for other diseases or illnesses.
Herpes is treatable. However, it …show more content…
The most common group of people infected with herpes is 14-49. This is a large range considering it ranges from very young to midlife.
Although it affects mostly residents of the United States, herpes is most prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks. Over 776,000 people are affected annually, and they are often oblivious to the disease. The prognosis of herpes is quite painful, as it takes 7-10 days for the oral or genital lesions to heal on their own. The lesions may not heal as fast if the infection has affected the patient’s immune system. Once infected, the virus never leaves and stays in a person’s body for, the rest of their lives.
In conclusion, herpes is a virus, that can be easily spread through bodily fluids and can even be deadly. Symptoms are very vague and can go unnoticed for sometime. Although it is incurable, it can be diagnosed and treated by visiting a doctor when symptoms