People are often surprised to learn how common genital herpes (HSV-2) is.
And looking at the data, about 42 million Americans would be in for a more personal “surprise” if they got tested for it today. Read on for genital herpes statistics that may surprise you.
You can specifically request a herpes test if the practitioner does not include it in standard checkups.
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Herpes neuralgia and left leg pain is actually a common side effect.
Genital herpes doesn’t have to spell an end to your sex life either.Ongoing antiviral therapy (called suppressive therapy) and condoms are effective ways to protect your partner from contracting genital herpes, but do not offer 100% protection.If you’ve just found out you have genital herpes, we hope you’ll find the facts about the condition and available treatment options both empowering and reassuring.It usually starts at the base of the spine (tailbone) and down the left thigh, although in rare cases it occurs on the right leg.The nerve pain then spreads over the next couple of days down the leg to the heel and also might be felt in the genital area.