Basic Fact Sheet Detailed Version. Basic fact sheets are presented in plain language for individuals with general questions about sexually transmitted diseases. The content here can be syndicated added to your web site. Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. Oral herpes is usually caused by HSV-1 and can result in cold sores or fever blisters on or around the mouth. However, most people do not have any symptoms.
Herpes is a common STD that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus do not have symptoms. It is important to know that even without signs of the disease, it can still spread to sexual partners. Genital herpes is an STD that appears on the sex organs and can be caused by two types of viruses.
Sexually transmitted diseases STDs can be transmitted without sex, that is, without intercourse. Even grandma kissing you at Christmas might pass on cold sores a herpes virus. Chlymidia is a common STD and most people have never heard of it. Venereal diseases are often undiagnosed or hidden by symptoms that are common to other diseases.
STDs can spread without even having sex. If you think kissing is sweet and innocent, think again. Mononucleosis Mono is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a kissing disease.