Herpes is most likely to be spread from the time these first symptoms are noticed until the area is completely healed and the skin looks normal again.
A person has about a 75% chance of contracting herpes during intimate contact with someone actively shedding the virus. Sometimes those who know they are infected spread the virus between outbreaks, when no signs or symptoms are present.
This is called "Asymptomatic Transmission." Many genital herpes infections are spread from persons who are asymptomatic "Shedders" of the virus.
Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.
In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes.
Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like.