• Vaccines against hepatitis B Vaccinations for hepatitis B were discovered in the 1970s and are now very safe, sophisticated, and effective. Vaccinations are injected into an arm muscle in a 3-step process. After the first injection, the arm shot is repeated 1 month and 6 months later. This vaccine regimen works in most people, providing them with long-term protection and, for some, even life-long protection.

  • People who may be at risk of becoming infected from you You need to inform people who may be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B from you so that they can be tested for immunity and vaccinated if necessary. This includes everyone living with you and any sexual partners. If a sexual partner requires vaccination, intimate contact should be delayed until the vaccination has "taken.

  • The herpes family of viruses includes 8 different viruses that affect human beings. The viruses are known by numbers as human herpes virus 1 through 8 (HHV1 - HHV8). Human herpes virus 1 Human herpes virus 1 (HHV1) is also known as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1). It is typically the cause of cold sores around the mouth.

  • Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

  • Genital herpes cannot be cured, but it can be treated. Antiviral medications are available to help reduce the symptoms of genital herpes and decrease the number of recurrences. These antiviral medications include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir. Valacyclovir can also be used to reduce the risk of transmitting herpes to your sex partner(s).

  • The virus that causes genital herpes can be spread when it is active in the body. Some people have symptoms, such as herpes blisters, when the virus is active. These blisters are usually on the genitals but can be in the mouth and other areas of the body as well, such as the thighs, buttocks, and anal area.

  • Herpes is passed on only when it is active on the skin. There is a risk that the virus may be active even though there are no noticeable symptoms, such as blisters or sores. In one study, 70% of transmissions occurred when the person had no symptoms. For herpes to move from one person to another, one person must have herpes and the other person must be susceptible (not have that type of herpes).

  • How do I know if I have herpes? It is difficult to paint a single picture of what herpes infection is like. The symptoms depend not only on the severity of infection but also on its site. For the most part, herpes simplex prefers mucous membranes, where the skin is thin. These include areas like the labia (lips) of the vagina and the lips of the mouth.

  • Clarity, honesty, and assertiveness without apology are the keys to discussing herpes with a new sexual partner-to-be. There is a lot of advice around about herpes discussions. Generally, it is agreed that herpes should be put into perspective, not made more or less of than it is. Remember that your own overall feeling about this infection will come through strongly when you tell your lover-to-be.

  • 2 types of herpes As a general rule, herpes simplex is herpes simplex. But there are 2 types of herpes simplex: type 1 and type 2. Usually, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causes oral (mouth), lip, and facial herpes, while herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) causes genital herpes. However, type 1 may cause genital herpes and type 2 may cause oral herpes.

  • Herpes is an extremely common virus infection able to cause a recurrent skin infection that can appear in its different types as small blisters on the genitals or as cold sores on the mouth. It may also appear on other areas of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks, or anal area. People most often remain totally unaware that they have this infection.

  • HIV infection is a viral infection that progressively destroys the immune system, causing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other diseases that result from the impaired immunity. Symptoms Some people, within a few weeks of first contracting HIV infection, have symptoms that are similar to infectious mononucleosis.

  • Where to get tested There are many locations where HIV testing is done. Most big cities have anonymous testing sites where you can request a test without giving your name. At these sites, you are assigned a code that will be used to label your test sample. When you come back for the result, simply give your code to identify your result.

  • Finding out that you have a serious illness is never easy. Until recently, HIV infection was considered a terminal disease, but with recent advances in treatment, there is new hope. But how much hope? What can you expect if you're diagnosed with HIV infection today? Get support First, it's important to remember that people react to difficult news in different ways by getting sad, angry, depressed even denying that anything is wrong.

  • Should you get an HIV test? The answer is yes - if you feel you need to be tested or suspect you may have been exposed to the HIV virus. How HIV is transmitted HIV is transmitted through direct contact with infected blood or other body fluids such as vaginal fluids and semen. In order to be transmitted, the infected fluid must come into direct contact with your bloodstream or the lining of your mouth, vagina, or anus.


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