Living with Herpes: What You Need to Know
If you've been diagnosed with herpes, you may feel a range of emotions, such as fear, confusion, or even anger. It's important to remember that help and support are available for those living with this virus. This blog will provide an overview of the facts about herpes and explain why it is not curable. Additionally, we will discuss steps to take if you were given herpes without disclosure from your partner.
What Is Herpes?
Herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by two types of viruses, known as herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2). The HSV-1 virus usually causes oral herpes, which appears as cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth. The HSV-2 virus usually causes genital herpes, which appears as sores around the genitals or rectum. Although both types typically create sores or blisters in or around the genitals, they can also cause symptoms such as itching and burning where the infection has entered the body.
Is Herpes Curable?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for either type of herpes virus. Once someone is infected with either HSV-1 or HSV-2, they will always have it in their system. In some cases, individuals may experience fewer outbreaks over time because their bodies may develop immunity to certain virus strains. However, this does not mean that one is cured; instead, it just means that their bodies are better able to fight off future outbreaks. So while there is no cure for herpes, it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes.
What to Do If Someone Gave You Herpes Without Disclosure?
First and foremost, seeking medical attention immediately after diagnosis is vital so your doctor can advise you on how best to manage your symptoms and prevent further virus transmission. Additionally, suppose you believe you contracted herpes from someone else without being told they had an STI beforehand. In that case, seeking legal advice on what remedies are available to you regarding compensation or other forms of justice under civil law might be worth it.
Contact and STD Lawyer Today
If someone gave you herpes without disclosing their STD status first, don't hesitate to seek legal advice on what remedies might be available under civil law. It's important to know that you have options. You may be able to file an STD lawsuit to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. We understand how difficult it can be to speak out against someone who put your health at risk, which is why our attorneys will respect your privacy and provide compassionate support every step of the way. Don't suffer in silence - let us help you get the justice and healing you deserve.
Call KMD Law at (833) 456-3529 for a free, confidential consultation.