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How To Look & Tell Somebody Has Herpes

In 2019, it was estimated that about 24 million men and women are infected with genital herpes or HSV-2 (which is the virus that causes genital herpes), according to WebMD. They also estimate there are over 776,000 new HSV-2 infections EACH YEAR! Startling right?!? You must also remember these statistics are for the people who have been tested… so they are probably even higher than reported.

Herpes is easily spread from skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the virus. You can get it when your genitals and/or mouth touch their genitals and/or mouth — usually during oral, anal, and vaginal sex.  Herpes can be passed even if the penis or tongue doesn’t go all the way in the vagina, anus, or mouth.

Due to all these factors, it is almost impossible to tell if somebody has herpes unless they are currently having an outbreak or YOU ASK TO SEE THEIR “MY CHART,” and if they don’t have one or they never even heard about it… you need to RUN!

1:6 people ages 14-49 in the USA have genital herpes (although not all have symptoms).

Gender – It is also reported that genital herpes is more common in women (1:5 woman are infected), while the statistics for men are more like 1:9 are infected. Studies show male to female transmission is more efficient than female to male transmission.

Ethnicity – Genital herpes or HSV-2 infection is also more common in black people (39%) than white people (12.3%). Some of the proposed reasoning behind that are that African American communities are not able to access quality healthcare as easily as the white communities.

Abstinence is clearly the best way to prevent yourself from contracting herpes or any other STD. Condoms will not always protect you against herpes! Know you status and know the person’s status you are sleeping with. Go to the doctor together… do what ever you have to do to keep yourself protected.

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5 thoughts on “How To Look & Tell Somebody Has Herpes

    1. Exactly that doesn’t say anything about looking or telling. Lol. It’s a serious matter the title is misleading it should of said how to know imo. But I’m not a writer so I could be wrong ?

      1. Yea, the title was to get people to click on the article, but I did tell you how to look and tell if somebody has herpes… you have to look at their MyChart! It’s sad how many grown people don’t know that you can’t just look at somebody and tell they have herpes. Make the person you are having sex with go get tested.

  1. My girlfriend ex had herpes and didn’t tell her. Then she had a breakout, but we didn’t know what it was until after it went away. We had sex a few days after that. I was itching all the time. I went to the doctor to find out I had herpes. My herbal doctor (DR JOE) gave me HSV HERBAL REMEDY, and I took two teaspoon daily for good one month and three weeks just as instructed. I haven’t had a breakout yet, and My last test came out Negative. For more information about this remedy, visit: ww w. besthealthherbalcentre .c om

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