Treatment is then not absolutely necessary. The suitability of any of the described options in an individual case can be determined by talking to a doctor. Archived from the original on 1 December Geneva: World Health Organization.
HSV is a common virus. If symptoms occur, they reflect the type of HSV. Genital herpes eventually spreads to the spinal ganglia, where it stays as a dormant virus in the body. When symptoms do occur, they appear in outbreaks. Your healthcare provider may diagnose genital herpes by simply looking at your symptoms.
Having sex with herpes is normal, so long as you take the right precautions. In many cases, a person will not experience any symptoms. Sores can develop anywhere, but they usually occur around the mouth, genitals, or anus, depending on the type of HSV.
Specific age groups, persons who participate in risky sexual behavior, or those have certain health conditions may require screening. You can help by adding to it. Symptoms In genital herpes, the skin in the genital area can become inflamed and painful, and small blisters may develop.
Archived from the original on 23 January It is not to be confused with sexual dysfunction.