What are the symptoms of herpes?
What to Watch For:
- Symptoms show up 1-30 days after having sex.
- Some people have no symptoms.
- Flu-like feelings.
- Small, painful blisters on the sex organs or mouth.
- Itching or burning before the blisters appear.
- Blisters last 1-3 weeks
- Blisters go away, but you still have herpes. Blisters can come back.
How You Can Get It:
Spread during vaginal, anal, and oral sex with someone who has herpes. Skin to skin contact as well.
Long-term Effects if Untreated:
- You can give herpes to your sexual partner(s). Even if you are not experiencing a break out.
- Herpes cannot be cured.
- A mother with herpes can give it to her baby during childbirth.
Herpes are not curable. Medication is available to help suppress future outbreaks.