Can you die from herpes?


It is not possible for adults to die from the herpes virus, says Dr. Peter Leone, a member of the National Coalition of STD Directors. However, he explains those with herpes type 2 are more susceptible to contracting HIV, which often leads to AIDS. He also notes that pregnant women may pass on either herpes type to unborn children, resulting in death in rare cases.

Herpes type 1 is associated with lesions in the mouth. It is generally harmless (except in rare cases involving pregnant women) and does not increase the risk of contracting HIV. Dr. Leone explains that it is possible to contract herpes 1 on the genitals, but that because herpes 1 is not adapted for that region, it is unlikely to be reactive in the genitals.

Herpes type 2 and HIV make each other worse, explains WebMD. Herpes sores are full of immune cells, the body's response to fighting infection. Because HIV infects immune cells, if HIV-positive blood, semen or bodily fluid comes into contact with a herpes sore, the results can be explosive. An active herpes 2 infection often causes the HIV virus to go into overdrive, creating more copies of itself and speeding its progression into AIDS. Those with either HIV or herpes 2 should be tested for both infections to receive more targeted treatment.

Q&A Related to "Can you die from herpes?"
To know the various ways you can get herpes, you must first understand the nature of the virus that causes painful, unpleasant outbreaks. Unlike the flu virus, which is airborne,
wear a glove
There are wasy to protect yourself as best you can from contracting an STD.
Well to be completely blunt without confusing you. Something as simple as a splinter that does not get removed can cause death. The reason is that it causes a systemic infection which
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015