I have yet to meet anyone in my life who would not take a 1% risk of ANYTHING including death. But it’s somehow ok to not take the 1% risk of getting a mild fucking rash. Think about it.
You don’t have to have sex with everyone you meet to get an STI. Images Of Oral Herpes In Children it only takes one person and a bit of bad luck. Remember condoms don’t totally prevent transmission of herpes or HPV and these things can be had or spread with zero symptoms.
And cold sores are the same exact virus but recur much more frequently and are way more contageous than is someone with an HSV1 genital infection. So why is it being defined simply on how it was transmitted but only when it was done so sexually? When orally transmitted we don’t call it a KTD kissing transmitted disease. I know a small number of people also get it orally from sharing forks and cups and whatnot but the majority get it from kissing even if it’s an aunt’s innocent peck. We don’t call malaria or lyme disease ITD s insect transmitted disease or typhoid fever a FTD feces transmitted disease.
It is almost always caused by a brand new infection – in other words if you are 9 months pregnant and JUST contracted genital herpes. If you already have it the only risk is if you happen to be having an outbreak at the time of delivery. This can be almost 100% prevented from happening with medication. But if it still does a C-section would prevent transmission from occuring.
I have even heard more than one coworker give this as a reason for being out for a few days. I suspect I would never hear of a coworker being out for a few days because of a primary herpes outbreak. Maybe this is just because people didn’t know for a long time that HPV was the cause of most cases of cervical cancer and that you get HPV from sexual contact? Or maybe it’s because it is so common that it is just accepted and people don’t think of it that way.
But today’s type specific Herpeselect Images Of Oral Herpes In Children blood test is actually very accurate and it does clearly differentiate between type 1 the one 65-90% of people have and type 2 the one 20-25% have. Okay so 20-25% of people are infected with type 2 herpes HSV2 but only about 2% of people KNOW that they are infected with it. By allowing this to go on doctors are allowing the outdated and unrealistic type 2 herpes stigma to continue. In this day and age many people continue to believe that type 2 herpes is somehow rare or something to avoid at all costs or freakish or dirty etc. But the reality is the amount of Americans who have HSV2 is about equivalent to the amount of those who have bachelor’s degrees.
If you gave one another the flu it wouldn’t make you bad people either. Sex is everywhere we look and people don’t seem to be ashamed about having sex. I think they are more embarrassed or self-pitying when they are NOT having sex. So why are they so embarrassed about being exposed to things that come along with having sex? People have been marginalized in many ways for many kinds of things and are often gradually more and more accepted until it becomes strange to NOT accept them. I hope that in time as people can finally face the fact that genital herpes is more common than diabetes we will get real and just let it go already. I don’t need to talk about it with everyone I meet but I certainly don’t need to feel marginalized for it or that I need to be embarrassed. And I won’t.
Ironically some strains of HPV cause genital warts rather than cancer but it would be a cold day in hell before I walk into work and hear a coworker complaining of having genital warts. It’s kind of strange to think it’s okay to talk about cancer but not warts. People don’t talk publicly about these things because of puritanical attitudes still deeply ingrained in society.
It is the common virus which can cause “cold sores” and it is not considered to be an STD. But that virus can be transmitted to someone who doesn’t already have HSV1 in their system during oral sex even without a cold sore present. So most people do have the ability to transmit a form of genital herpes to someone even if they don’t have genital herpes themselves.
She then commented on the fact that
some people have expressed that this is too much information or Julianne should be embarrassed about talking about this. Teresa then something along the lines of “Why should she be embarrassed? It’s not like it’s an STD.”Thankfully Teresa then said something really quick and sort of undecipherable like “and even if it was that would be ok” but Adam had already begun talking. Like she caught herself and realized that maybe just maybe having an STD or STI is also a perfectly valid and normal medical concern which people might be allowed to possibly talk about as well. I have read tat STD s are so common that they come in 2nd place as far as commonality behind the flu! Yet we can’t talk about it? One of the most common topics of discussion amongst humanoids seems to be complaining about our health.
But plenty of people have this virus but without those telltale symptoms and they have the ability to transmit it to others. It is actually so common that most women have it at some point in their lives and never know it. That leaves an awful lot of people proclaiming to be STD free who actually have HPV. And we know that 20-25% of people have HSV2 and they can be blood tested for it but usually never are unless they have the telltale blisters – which most who have
this virus don’t actually ever experience. But doctors don’t test for it unless there are blisters or if the test is specifically requested.
What person in their right mind would engage in sex with someone who has open sores on their genitals? Why isn’t it mentioned that there is only a 8% chance PER YEAR that a woman will become infected if she just avoids sex during outbreaks? Those odds are lowered to 4% if a condom is used OR if the man is on daily suppresive meds and down to 2% of both of those precautions are taken. Again that’s PER YEAR. And those numbers are halved when talking about female to male transmission! Shedding of genital HSV-1 is less common than with HSV-2 but transmission obviously still occurs as evidenced by the rising prevalence of genital HSV-1.
And those numbers are halved when talking about female to male transmission! Shedding of genital HSV-1 is less common than with HSV-2 but transmission obviously still occurs as evidenced by the rising prevalence of genital HSV-1. Actually genital HSV-1 is almost always transmitted via someone’s oral cold sores. The source of GHSV-1 is VERY RARELY another person with GHSV-1. I know it would be easily assumed that the cause of GHSV-1 is GHSV1 especially when the New York Times is assuming such but it’s not. It’s cold sores. Pregnant women who are infected with either herpes simplex virus 2 HSV-2 or herpes simplex virus 1 HSV-1 genital herpes have a higher risk for miscarriage premature labor retarded fetal growth or transmission of the herpes infection to the infant while in the uterus or at the time of delivery. It would have been nice to mention that neonatal herpes is EXTREMELY RARE.