HSV-1 is usually mild, especially when it infects the lips, face, or genitals. In very rare cases HSV- 1 can spread spontaneously to the brain, causing herpes encephalitis, a dangerous infection that can lead to death. A possible fourth factor affecting recurrence rate is viral type. (My blood work was negative initially too) I don’t know the rates of transmission, but HSV1 sheds much less frequently from the genitals than HSV2. Genital herpes is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. Thus, the most statistically significant difference in the genital HSV-1 positivity rate was between those women 24 years of age and those 24 years of age.
I now have genital herpes (oral herpes transmitted to my genital via oral sex). About 60 percent of adults are infected with HSV-1, which is the type of herpes simplex responsible for more than 98 percent of cold sores, though it accounts for a growing number of genital infections as well. Second, what he does not discuss is the work done a few years back that provided fairly good proof that condom use plus retrovirals significantly reduced the transmission rate. Recently, the number of reported genital herpes cases caused by type 1 virus has increased. Effect of serologic status and cesarean delivery on transmission rates of herpes simplex virus from mother to infant. They are continuous with the skin and reside in the nostrils, the mouth, the lips, the eyelids, the ears, the genital area, and the anus. Unfortunately, there is no available data yet on the rate of transmission between same-sex couples.
These include acquisition and transmission of genital HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection, the natural history of genital herpes, and the role of partner notification. All this appears surprising, given the rate at which clinical research into genital herpes has proliferated over the past two decades. Even Without Symptoms, Genital Herpes Can Spread Listen. The two we’re going to be talking about is herpes simplex 1 and 2. So if you look at some population-based data in the United States and look at unmarried adults, meaning folks between the ages of 45 and 50, for women, we know the prevalence rate for genital herpes due to HSV-2 is between 50 and 70 percent. HSV-1 was the major cause of genital infection by Herpes simplex virus in the women included in this study. It is suggested that this reflects lower rates of childhood HSV-1 infections or possibly a change in sexual practices in regard to orogenital contact 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Dating, Sex And Herpes