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Why Is It Important To Protect Yourself From Genital Herpes?

Why Is It Important To Protect Yourself From Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is one of the fastest spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Genital herpes is incurable. Once you contact genital herpes, the virus never leaves your body. As genital herpes is highly contagious and most often it spreads by sexual contact. It affects relationships. It may make the affected person feel less confident and guilty. Herpes may cause lot of psychological harm. With proper medication and care, it is now possible to live a normal life with herpes but isnít better avoided?

Genital herpes also increases susceptibility of contacting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Article updated on: May 26, 2008

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