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Experiencing these symptoms is referred to as having a first herpes “outbreak” or episode.Clinical manifestations of genital herpes differ between the first and recurrent (i.e., subsequent) outbreaks.In addition, having genital herpes increases the number of CD4 cells (the target cell for HIV entry) in the genital mucosa.In persons with both HIV and genital herpes, local activation of HIV replication at the site of genital herpes infection can increase the risk that HIV will be transmitted during contact with the mouth, vagina, or rectum of an HIV-uninfected sex partner.A previous analysis found that these disparities, exist even among persons with similar numbers of lifetime sexual partners.
However, receiving oral sex from a person with an oral HSV-1 infection can result in getting a genital HSV-1 infection.
Persons with herpes should abstain from sexual activity with partners when herpes lesions or other symptoms of herpes are present.
It is important to know that even if a person does not have any symptoms, he or she can still infect sex partners.
CDC estimates that, annually, 776,000 people in the United States get new genital herpes infections.
Oral HSV-1 infection is typically acquired in childhood; because the prevalence of oral HSV-1 infection has declined in recent decades, people may have become more susceptible to contracting a genital herpes infection from HSV-1.