Living with Herpes can seem like the end of the world when you are initially diagnosed but it is important to remember that it doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. Yes, it is true that once you have Living with Herpes you have it for the rest of your life.
What does that mean exactly? The virus that causes the disease hides in the nervous system and lies dormant until an outbreak is triggered. The worst outbreak is usually the first one and it may also be the one that lasts the longest.
It is important to know what the lesions of this condition look like so you are able to identify when you are newly infected as well as when you are having an outbreak. Stress management is also of vital importance as too much stress can also trigger the virus to cause an outbreak. It should be discussed with sexual partners, and protection should always be used to prevent transmission. Talk to your doctor if you experience burning, itching, pain, or see red bumps around your genitals after unprotected sex.