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Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection.Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.20 percent, over 50 million people, are infected with genital herpes, and the majority of these cases may be unaware they even have it.Studies show that more than 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with genital herpes each year. Efforts to develop a vaccine by biotechnology companies are ongoing.Rarely, a pregnant woman can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery.A baby that is exposed to HPV very rarely develops warts in the throat or voice box. There is no "cure" for HPV infection, although in most women the infection goes away on its own.
The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives.By age 50, at least 80 percent of women will have acquired genital HPV infection.There are many articles stating that you can catch both HSV-1 and HSV-2 in the genital area.So be aware when dating and know what form of herpes you have. It is estimated that 50 percent to 80 percent of the American adult population has oral herpes.