Men dating herpes


29-Mar-2019 03:36

Herpes is the “largest epidemic no one wants to talk about,” Eric Sabo wrote in the New York Times.

A genital herpes outbreak during the third trimester of pregnancy and during delivery may be deadly for the baby if he or she contracts it from the mother (neonatal herpes, it’s called), but it’s incredibly rare (one per 3,000 to 20,000 live births) and preventable with medication and a C-section, according to an article published in Genital herpes is contracted during sexual contact, usually spread through fluids on the genitals or mouth.Jennifer Lemons, a 42-year-old writer and comedian from Richmond, Virginia, isn’t offended when she hears herpes jokes, but says she used to be more sensitive before she got the facts.She’s come to peace with her genital herpes, which she was diagnosed with three years ago, after feeling shame about it.The initial outbreak is often the worst, occurring a few days to a couple of weeks after being infected.

Symptoms may include a fever, headache, and muscle aches for a few weeks.Taking that into account, genital herpes statistics are usually quoted at closer to 25 percent for women and 10 percent for men, but most of these people don’t even know they have it.



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