How to get rid of herpes
There are at least twenty five different types of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) found so far and chlamydia is reported to be the most common among them. Genital herpes comes 10th in the list of common STDs, preceded by HIV and followed by hepatitis. Despite the lower rank, this viral STD is among the most feared genital infections because it has no complete cure. Caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), a herpes infection can be of 2 primary types – cold sores and genital herpes. Cold sores are generally caused by HSV-1 while genital herpes is transmitted mainly by HSV-2.
Herpes has always drawn a lot of medical attention, perhaps more than chlamydia or some of the other STDs, because of the interesting nature of the virus that causes it. The herpes simplex virus can be transmitted from one individual to another through sex or any physical contact. The infection is very contagious and even safe sex does not fully guarantee prevention. There are two major challenges when it comes to dealing with genital herpes.
First, you can be unaware of the fact that you carry the virus in your body. Second, you can unknowingly transmit the virus to your partner at the time of sexual intimacy. The second concern is very real and can be difficult to prevent. You need not suffer from an active herpes outbreak to transmit the virus. Even when you do not have any visible symptoms of herpes, it is possible for the virus latent in the cell bodies to transmit to your partner.
The good news is that strong antiviral medications such as Antiviral drugs can give you relief from the immediate as well as long-term complications of genital herpes. Antiviral drugs are the only proven drug to reduce the risk of herpes transmission between sexually active partners. Famvir, on the other hand, can help you fight recurrent herpes outbreaks quickly and without much pain.
The basic purpose of antiviral genital herpes treatment is to help patients live with the virus, for there is no way to cure herpes completely.