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Herpes Simplex

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Dan Ocal

on 30 November 2012

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The virus comes in contact with broken skin or the lining of the mouth, vagina, or anus.

The virus goes to the nuclei of the cells and tries to reproduce itself, or replicate.

Though the cells are infected, most people do not get symptoms.

Sometimes the virus's replication process destroys the cells it has invaded causing blisters or ulcers to form on the skin.

The blisters or ulcers crust over and heal without scarring.

The virus is transported back through the nerve to important nerve branching points called ganglia deep in the body.

The virus stays in the ganglia in an inactive, or latent, form. During this time, the virus does not replicate. It stays in this latent form for varying amounts of time.

Certain triggers may cause the virus to travel back down the nerve to the skin and cause symptoms again. This is known as recurrence. The 2 types Watch out for the Herps WHAT CURE? Work Cited Description Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Other herpes infections can affect the eyes, skin, or other parts of the body. Everyone is at risk for herpes simplex virus. According to U.S. data from 1999 - 2004. 60% of Americans ages 14 - 49 are infected with herpes simplex virus 1. About 17% of Americans in the same age range test positive for herpes simplex virus 2. Infection rates for both viruses have declined since the late 1980s. But, the infection is lifelong. So be careful. Effects on the skin "Herpes Simplex: MedlinePlus." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herpessimplex.html>. Herpes Simplex Dan and Grace Causes/ Symptoms of the Herps WHO CAN GET IT?
HSV type 1 most commonly causes cold sores. It can also cause genital herpes.
HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. "How the Herpes Simplex Virus Works." About.com Dermatology. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://dermatology.about.com/cs/herpessimplex/a/hsvworks.htm>. The epidermis is the most effected by this infection. blisters and sores form on the surface of the skin and are unfortunately visible. Sores can appear on the anus, genitals, mouth, and thigh. HOW TO AVOID THIS SHIZ TO AVOID THIS VERY HARMGFUL VIRUS, THE ONLY FOR SURE WAY TO NEVER CONTRACT IT IS TO NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS UNTIL YOU ARE MARRIED OR YOU KNOW FOR SURE THAT YOUR PARTNER DOES NOT HAVE THE VIRUS. IF YOUR PARTNER DOES HAVE THE VIRUS YOU MUST ALWAYS WEAR LATEX CONDOMS AND MAKE SURE HE/SHE IS NOT HAVING A BREAKOUT. There is no cure for herpes but treatment is an option. there are many medications that can control breakouts and even reduce the visible sores on the effected area. Valtrex is one such medication that is tested and proven to help heal sores and prevent the carrier from passing the virus on. some other forms of treatment include other medication such as zouirax, famuir, and even honey. honey has been tersted as a natural substitution for some of these medications and seems to heal the sores very fast.
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