If you have herpes or know someone who has it you’re probably aware that you can spread it to other if you’re not careful. The best thing you can do is to read about herpes transmission to protect yourself and others.
The first thing you need to know is how you get herpes. Herpes is spread by an infected person’s skin touching another person. It must be direct contact with an infected area for it to transfer.
So, if you have herpes and have sex with someone without protection, you may give him or her herpes. If you have oral herpes and kiss their lips, you may pass oral herpes to them.
If you have oral herpes and perform oral sex, it may be possible to give the person genital herpes. Herpes transmission is very serious!
There are certain times where this is more likely to happen than other times. For example, if you are having a period of active lesions it is more likely that the herpes virus will spread. Even if you’re in the pre-stages before an outbreak, it is very possible.
Therefore if you notice any tingling or itchiness in the area, it is likely that a herpes outbreak will start for you. Even when you take precautions to avoid sex or kissing during an outbreak, it is possible to have herpes transmission.
When you don’t have any symptoms at all and you still give herpes to another person it is called asymptomatic transmission. It goes without saying that even people who don’t know they have the disease can spread it to others. These latent periods are very dangerous because people often think they are safe!
As you get to know your body and the virus a bit better, you’ll be able to tell when you’re about to have an outbreak. Then you’ll know when you need to avoid sexual relations or letting anyone touch that area.
When you are having an outbreak, you have to be really careful not to touch the herpes sore and then touch another area of your body.
It if possible to infect you fingers and eyes. If you have to touch the area to apply medicine or something like that, you have to remember to always wash your hands immediately after that.
Herpes transmission can be avoided if you take the proper measures. It is important to be especially careful during a time of outbreak. If you do take care to monitor the signs your body is giving you, the likelihood of transmission decreases.