Herpes

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  • Herpes
    • What is it?
      • Cause: herpes simplex virus
      • STI
      • Long Term
      • Affect any mucous membrane/ moist lining
      • NO CURE
      • Can lie dormant in the body
      • Triggers activate the virus
      • Outbreaks are shorter and less severe over time
    • Causes
      • Passed to others through intimate sexual contact
    • Symptoms
      • Small blisters - burst to leave open red sores on genitals
      • Blisters and ulcers on the cervix
      • Pain when you pass urine
      • Fever
      • Headaches
      • Swollen glands
      • Tingling/ burning sensation before blisters appear
    • Treatment
      • Antiviral tablets prevent HSV from multiplying
      • Anaesthetic cream/ pain killing cream for blisters
      • Paracetamol
      • Suppressive treatment
    • Lifestyle Changes
      • Avoid sharing towels/ flannels
      • Always use a condom
      • Can't have sex with partner until it's treated
    • PIESF
      • Physical
        • Abstain from sex
      • Intellectual
        • More educated about STI
        • Learn how to self-manage and limit outbreaks
      • Emotional
        • Embarrasses/ ashamed
        • Upset/ worried/ anxious
      • Social
        • Difficult to start new sexual relationships
        • Difficult to talk to friends about health
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