Use of latex condoms can help reduce the risk of contracting an STD but it does not eliminate the risk entirely.Is it possible for the herpes simplex 1 virus to turn into the herpes simplex II virus?Everywhere you look, conventional medicine is singing the same tune: the Mayo Clinic, the Berkeley Wellness Letter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health all say that even though there is no cure for herpes, the best way to prevent or treat the symptoms is with antiviral medications like acyclovir (sold under the trade name Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), or valacyclovir (Valtrex).They recommend one of two basic approaches: episodic therapy (that is, taking the medicine whenever you experience an outbreak) or suppressive therapy (taking the medicine daily to minimize the chances of recurrent or future outbreaks).
Occasionally, the viruses will start to multiply, or they will move from one area of the body to another, and that is when herpetic disease breaks out.
The primary HSV infection produces an eruption of tiny blisters.
After the eruption of blisters subsides, the virus remains in a dormant state inside the collection of nerve cells (ganglia) near the spinal cord that supply the nerve fibers to the infected area.
In addition, people usually feel sick and have a fever, a headache, and body aches.
The mouth sores last 10 to 14 days and are often very severe, making eating and drinking extremely uncomfortable. In some first oral infections, swollen gums are the only symptom. Herpetic gingivostomatitis most commonly develops in children.