Genital Herpes in Women

Question:

What symptoms do you experience with genital herpes outbreaks?

Comment from: Grossed out, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 27

I got genital herpes from my ex-husband in the 80s. He had a bump on his penis that didn’t look like a sore. I know now that he has it. I’ve never had any outbreaks but a large pimple at the top of my buttock crack which I now know was herpes. I contracted it 30 years ago and have never had anything severe till recent extreme stress, and boy, did I get a bad outbreak! And it keeps happening; I feel so disgusting. I have been sex free 3 years and tonight I have a blister coming out on my lip, I don’t know why, how!

Comment from: Liki, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

I live in a dilapidated neighborhood, still today in poverty, due to loss of employment and health problems. I met a man and had unprotected sex with him not knowing that he had genital herpes. After two years of unprotected sexual activity I contracted the virus. I was devastated. Now today I have an outbreak that gives a sore that is very painful. This sore usually is the size of a pea oozing pus liquid.

QUESTION

Is genital herpes contagious? See Answer

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