Herpes is a medical condition caused by the herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV. It can appear in any part of the body, but it is most commonly affects the mouth and genitals. The good news is it can be treated using the ultimate herpes protocol successfully. This virus can be easily transferred from one person to the other. Thus, it’s highly recommended for people to keep a close eye on symptoms associated with herpes. So, how can one get herpes?
What are the causes of herpes simplex?
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus and spread through direct contact with an infected person having open wounds, through the mucous membrane or sexual intercourse.
Herpes virus has two viral strains; the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV 1) and the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV 2). And, depending on which area it affects, it is categorized into two; oral herpes and genital herpes. Though the two viral strains can cause both conditions, scientific research shows that the major cause of oral herpes is HSV 1 (almost 80%). Likewise, the main cause of genital herpes is HSV 2.
Herpes proceeds in 3 stages
Primary/ Asymptomatic infection. The virus enters the mucous membrane or skin. During this stage, blister, oral sores, and other symptoms start to develop.
Latency stage. From the affected body part, the virus moves to the dorsal root ganglion where it reproduces. During this period, the virus is inactive and without signs. This continues until it is reactivated with certain body conditions.
Recurrence stage. When someone is exposed to certain conditions such as fever, fatigue, trauma and stress –either physical or emotional, the virus is reactivated and cause sores and symptoms associated with the disease.
Infection of HSV 1
Infection of oral herpes is caused and spread through general interaction with people infected with the virus. The interactions can include sharing same lip balms, using the same utensils to eat or kissing. It is also possible to get genital herpes from this virus if you have cold sores and engage in sexual activities.
Infection of HSV 2
This virus can be contracted through all forms of sexual contact with an infected person (One having HSV 2). In many cases, people contract this medical condition when having sexual intercourse without using protection. However, there are
other factors that can cause contraction of the virus including:
- Having multiple sexual partners
- Having another STI (sexually transmitted infection)
- Weak immune system.
In many cases, children often contraction this medication condition during birth, and they can carry the virus with them for the rest of their lives.