Health, is freedom.
Not the amount of money you have in the bank, not which car you own and not how big and well designed your house is.
Health is a value that allows you to enjoy all your goals and things you achieved in life.
Did you know, that other people may be harming your freedom without knowing it? So actually, YOU are the one harming your health without knowing it! Sounds pretty crazy huhhh?
Turns out that, according to a new study, up to 400 million people may transmit the genital herpes virus (HSV-2) to their sex partners .
The majority of people who test positive for HSV-2 have never been officially diagnosed with genital herpes (HSV-2), so in a matter of fact, most infected people don’t even know they carry the virus .
As noted before, there are millions of HSV infected individuals who don’t know they are infected, so actually, uninfected individuals may be unaware of having sex with an infected person.
There was hope that herpes transmission would be prevented with the discovery of drugs that prevent herpes outbreaks, however, according to different evidence, this may not be true .
The problem is that people are busy worrying about HIV infection, while the likelihood of someone to become infected with HIV is far lower than herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).
Taking responsibility of your health is nothing to be ashamed about, thus asking your new partner to be tested for herpes prior to sexual intercourse is very much important!
1. Katharine J. Looker ,Amalia S. Magaret, Katherine M. E. Turner, Peter Vickerman, Sami L. Gottlieb, Lori M. Newman. “Global Estimates of Prevalent and Incident Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infections in 2012.” Published: January 21, 2015DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114989
2. Melnick, M. “How Many Patients Spread Herpes, But Don’t Even Know They Have It?” Time.com – Published April 12, 2011.
3. DeNoon, D. “Got Genital Herpes? You’re Still Infectious, Even if Drugs Cut Symptoms.” WebMD.com – Published January 5, 2012.