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 »

Mother Claims 1-Year-Old Got Herpes From Daycare

The following story appeared on CBS HoustonCBS Houston. I can understand the mother’s concern, because parents should be, when their children are sick. However, without going through and testing every single person that child has had contact with – both in and out of daycare, there is NO WAY of […] Read more »

Finding a sex partner via phone app increases STI risk

First of all, I’d like to point out – with an ad like this one, is it any wonder an article like this even exists? A new study published in Sexually Transmitted Infections has examined whether men who have sex with men were more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections […] Read more »

STD Transmission

The most common way in which genital herpes transmission takes place is by having sex with someone who is having a herpes outbreak. This outbreak means that HSV is active. When active, the virus usually causes visible sores in the genital area. The sores shed viruses that can infect another […] Read more »