Symptoms occur 1-30 days or longer after sex and may include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Small, painful blisters on the genitals or mouth
- Burning or itching before the blisters appear
- Blisters last 1-3 weeks
How is it spread?
Vaginal, anal, or oral sex, or sometimes genital touching, with an infected individual
There is no cure for herpes, although the severity of outbreaks usually decreases over time. A mother with herpes can give it to her baby during childbirth.