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MeetPositives.com, a dating site for herpes singles and other STD positive singles, has recently released a blog post that reveals the signs and symptoms of herpes. It is important to note that in most cases, those who have herpes will not have any symptoms, which means that those who have it will not even know they are herpes positive until they are tested. And when symptoms do appear, they are commonly in the form of mouth sores and genital sores. Thus, it is typical for people to get infected with herpes and not be aware of it. And many people may also confuse the symptoms of herpes with the flu, pimples, and ingrown hair. Also, the symptoms of herpes will suddenly appear and then suddenly disappear but it doesn’t mean that the infection is already gone. Even without the symptoms, a person with herpes can still spread the virus to others.
The usual symptoms of genital herpes include painful blisters that are usually located on the penis, vulva, inner thigh, anus, butt, and cervix. Other symptoms include: a burning sensation when urinating in the event that the urine comes in contact with the sores; pain near the genitals; difficulty in urinating because the urethra is blocked by sore swelling; and itching. With an infection due to HSV-2, a person might also experience symptoms that mimic the flu, such as: achiness and fatigue; swollen glands in the throat, pelvis area, and under arm; chills; fever; and headache.
The time when blisters and other symptoms appear is called the first outbreak, first episode, or initial herpes. This commonly occurs after two to 20 days of initial infection. However, for some people, it may take years for them to experience the first outbreak. This will usually last for two to four weeks. Afterwards, the symptoms will disappear but the herpes virus is still present in the body and will cause outbreaks from time to time. These outbreaks are annoying and painful, but it’s the first outbreak that is the most intense. The succeeding outbreaks will be less frequent and less painful. And over time, some people with stop experiencing outbreaks. But those who have other illnesses, such as leukemia or HIV, might suffer from longer and more intense symptoms.
Genital herpes in men has different symptoms but the most typical include a cluster of sores on the anus or penis. Other symptoms include blisters or sores; itching around the genital areas; burning feeling when urinating; and difficulty in urinating. During the first outbreak, men might also have fever, chills, headache, fatigue and achiness, swollen glands, and a general rundown feeling. In women, genital herpes symptoms include sores on the cervix, vulva, and anus and the same symptoms for genital herpes in men.
Meanwhile, oral herpes is less painful in contrast to genital herpes and will rarely make the infected sick. This kind of herpes will simply cause sores or blisters around the lips and mouth, which are called cold sores or fever blisters. Cold sores may reappear after days, weeks, months, or years. Although they are painful, they are harmless to children and adults but dangerous to babies.
The Meet Positives website was designed to enable people who are STD positive to date without feeling stress and anxious that their partner will judge them harshly once they discover their condition. However, those who use the site or their dating app are encouraged to follow certain rules. First of all, it is important to make sure that their partner knows their status before they engage in sex. And it is also just as vital not to indicate one’s STD in one’s profile. Instead, they should try to find a person who seems to have an open mind and to reveal their condition only at the appropriate time. Second, it is important to investigate and get fully informed about one’s particular condition. Third, they should always be ready to provide answers from their partner, which is another good reason to truly understand one’s STD. And lastly, it is always a good practice to use protection when taking part in sex.
People who want to understand the common herpes symptoms can visit the Meet Positives website or contact them on the phone or through email.
SOURCE: Press Advantage [Link]
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