A discussion with your healthcare provider will help you decide which strategy is best for you.
This is something many women worry about when they find out they have herpes. Many women living with herpes give birth to healthy babies.
Unfortunately, no other type of birth control reduces the risk of this STI.
First, the bad news: Once you have herpes, it will be with you for the rest of your life.
When symptoms do occur, they often appear as small blisters on or around the genitals.
The blisters may look like pimples with clear fluid in them, and they may be painful or have a burning sensation.
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We trust that sexy brain of yours to post with good intentions. While it may be super-common, there are still a lot of myths out there about it—here are five I hear a lot. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in six adults has genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by herpes simplex virus.* (To learn more about the two types of herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2, check out the CDC’s herpes fact sheet).If you only get outbreaks once every few years, you can take the medications just when you have an outbreak.If you get outbreaks more often, you might benefit from taking a medication daily to prevent them.