The Hidden Dangers of Herpes Simplex Virus
Learn how to relieve the pain of herpes outbreaks and how to help your body resist outbreak triggers
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by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Herpes is not just an std
types of herpes
Please read this: The views expressed here are my own and not intended to replace needed medical attention or evaluation for herpes simplex virus infections. Thats true of every article I present but, with this one, due to the seriousness of the complications, I thought it best to impress it on my readers once more. I am not a doctor. I do not diagnose or prescribe. I provide information and my own experience and perspective. Do your homework and design the health care regimen most in alignment with your needs.
The virus that causes genital herpes is said to infect one in four sexually active adults. The strain of herpes that causes oral herpes, such as fever blisters, affects more than that. If you add shingles into the herpes mix, almost everyone is at risk or infected. If that doesnt qualify as a pandemic, I dont know what does.
Herpes affects more than your lovelife:
Maybe the reason the systemic and pervasive aspect of herpes infections hasnt been more in the news is because herpes is still considered primarily a recurring, non-curable genital std, with the focus on what that does to your lovelife. The Valtrex drug folks have certainly saturated the tv with that information, in cleverly designed ads that drive home the point that if you have herpes, you better have Valtrex.
They do this with an attractive, healthy-looking couple. At the beginning of the commercial, one or the other of these good-looking folks says “I have genital herpes” while the other, smiling, says “and I dont”.
Then there is a doctor-looking actor who reports that you can spread herpes at any time, not just when you have signs of an outbreak and that there is only one approved medication for treatment of genital herpes . tada . Valtrex.
The commercial ends with the same couple, still smiling. One says ”I still have genital herpes”, driving home again the point that it never goes away and you are never, ever safe from transmitting it. Then, the other half of the glowing couple reports “and I still don’t”. I t is implied that this difference is in great part due to the one with herpes taking Valtrex, right?
Even though the doctor just said nothing can keep you from spreading herpes at any time…. Its important to hear what they are really saying. It isnt that Valtrex keeps you from spreading herpes; it is only being said that Valtrex can help reduce outbreaks.
To me, the focus on the std aspect of herpes is WAY missing the boat, anyway. What you dont see yet, and what I feel has to be coming, are commericals talking about the far more serious implications, systemically, when you have genital herpes. From what Ive read, the danger goes far beyond the possibility that you may have a more complicated love life with herpes.
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