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Is HSV serious?

2022-07-22 10:00:02
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Is HSV serious?

There is no cure, so people infected with herpes have it forever. Though the virus is rarely life-threatening for most people with it, it's extremely dangerous for pregnant women. A virus flare-up during pregnancy increases her risk of premature labor and an unborn baby can get a deadly infection in the womb.

Is HSV always an STD?

Although HSV-1 isn't technically an STD, you can potentially catch the virus through sex. If you receive oral sex from a person with HSV-1, there's a risk that the virus could make its way into your body through their saliva. When you acquire HSV-1 through oral sex, it leads to genital herpes rather than cold sores.

What is HSV positive mean?

A positive test means you have been infected with HSV recently or at some point in the past. Tests can be done to help determine if you have a recent infection. About 70% of adults have been infected by HSV-1 and have antibodies against the virus.

Can HSV-1 be cured?

There is no cure for genital herpes. However, there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. A daily anti-herpes medicine can make it less likely to pass the infection on to your sex partner(s).