Genital Herpes is a very catchy sexually transmitted disease (STD). The disease is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), the two types of which – HSV-1 and HSV-2 – affect areas on and around the genitals and around the mouth (HSV-1). The most common symptoms include itching, reddening, pain, sores and blisters.
The virus gets into your body through microscopic breaks of the skin or via mucous membranes during a sexual intercourse. Both men and women run the risk of getting Genital Herpes. Not infrequently, it takes as little as one unprotected sexual contact to become infected.