Genital herpes is a type of sexually transmitted disease (STD). This condition causes herpetic sores, which are conceived as painful blisters and bumps that have the ability to ooze fluid and open when touched or tampered. There are some specific causes of genetic herpes. There are two types of different herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes. They are known as HSV-1 and HSV-2. The virus gets into the body through the means of your mucous membranes. Mucous membranes are the incredibly thin layers of tissue in your body that are responsible for lining the openings of your body. This mucus is found in your nose, mouth and the inside of your genitals. Once the viruses have infiltrated your body through the various mucous ducts and parts, they incorporate themselves into your cells and tend to stay back in the nerve cells that are present around the pelvis. These viruses tend to multiply and adapt to their specific environments with a lot of ease, making it very difficult to remove them from their place of stay. Hence, HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses can be found predominantly in the saliva, semen and vaginal secretions of the people who are suffering from the condition.
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