We have thousands of single women and men living with her... Genit*l HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).Human papillomavirus is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types.Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection.Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.Rarely, a pregnant woman can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery.A baby that is exposed to HPV very rarely develops warts in the throat or voice box. There is no "cure" for HPV infection, although in most women the infection goes away on its own.
Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years. Results of a nationally representative study show that genital herpes infection is common in the United States.
Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of five).
This may be due to male-to-female transmissions being more likely than female-to-male transmission. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to be broken or to have a sore.
HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called ? HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection.
Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks. There is no treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication.