Health with Dr. Paula: Discussing Herpes disease and prevention
(WTVM) - Genital Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease with one out of six adults in the United States being infected.
Dr. Paula Walker King explains that Herpes tends to be an asymptomatic with no visible sores or symptoms. However, the disease can still be transmitted to others.
Without treatment, the virus can multiply and spread to other parts of the body, which can heighten the chance of sexual partners being infected.
Tips to reduce the risk of the disease include mutually monogamous relationships and the proper use of condoms.