What causes herpes recurrences

Genital herpes is different for each person. The signs and symptoms may recur for years. Some people experience numerous episodes each year. For many people, however, the outbreaks are less frequent as time passes. Various factors may trigger outbreaks, including:

  • Stress
  • Menstruation
  • Immune system suppression, from medications such as steroids or chemotherapy, or due to infections, such as HIV/AIDS
  • Illness
  • Surgery
  • Friction, such as that caused by vigorous sexual intercourse
  • Fatigue

In some cases, the infection can be active and contagious even when lesions aren’t present.



Don't Stop Dating

Why not sign up to meet up with people who will understand you? This is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles and friends with STDs. Here you can get on with your life and meet new friends, partners or potential spouses. You can also learn about STD medical treatments and information, or find someone to talk to or offer help and advice.

Sign up for free: Positive Singles: You Are Not Alone!

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *