How You Get Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two different types of herpes simplex. One type usually causes cold sores, while the other type usually causes genital herpes. Both types are spread by direct skin contact, including genital-to-genital contact or mouth-to-genital contact. Anyone who is sexually […] Read more »

How herpes and other dormant viruses ‘reactivate’ explained in new study

Scientists have found that interactions between different viruses can trigger dormant viruses to reactivate and cause disease. The researchers believe this explains why cases of herpes can sometimes return after the virus has long lain dormant in a host. Most people in the US get oral herpes – or herpes […] Read more »

Oral Herpes

There’s a lot of confusion about herpes out there. One reason is that there are two types of herpes, caused by two very similar viruses. One type is herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and the other type is herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). Both types of virus are very […] Read more »

How you can feel better about yourself after the diagnosis of Herpes?

  An estimated 40 million Americans have genital Herpes and another 50 million have oral Herpes. Research data released in 1997 showed that 21.9% of Americans 12 and older are infected with HSV-2 (genital Herpes). Most of these people learn to cope successfully, but the initial diagnosis can be very […] Read more »

Catching Herpes from Kissing or Sharing a Drink

Question: If someone has cold sores caused from the herpes virus is it possible to spread herpes by drinking out of the same cup or kissing? I know if you have cold sores from herpes and give oral sex its possible for the herpes to spread to the genitals, so […] Read more »