What Is Harpies And What Are The Symptoms? How One Gets It And What Is The Treatment?


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Online research led to very little information about a "harpies" condition, and as a result, I think you must be referring to "herpes".

  • What is herpes?

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, that you can catch from your sexual partner as a result of having unprotected sex (sex without a condom). Please note that forms of contraception such as The Pill or a contraceptive injection will not protect you against herpes or any other sexually transmitted disease. You should therefore use a condom in order to protect yourself against this, or any other, STD.

  • What are the symptoms of herpes?

Very often, people with herpes are unaware that they have the disease because they have no symptoms. However, if symptoms do occur, they will be in the form of blister-like sores on and around the genital area. These blisters will break, and when they do, sore ulcers will appear in their place, which can take up to four weeks to heal. Other symptoms of herpes include flu-like symptoms, such as a high temperature and fatigue.

  • How do you get herpes?

As I said earlier, herpes can be caught from a partner by having sex without a condom. Even if your partner shows no signs of herpes, they may still have the disease, and can still pass it on to you. You can also contract herpes from having unprotected oral sex - this will result in the blisters and sores appearing around your mouth.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of herpes

There are two ways of diagnosing herpes. If the sores or blisters are present on your body, you can see a doctor who will diagnose herpes from a visual inspection. If the sores are not present, a blood test is required to diagnose herpes.

Currently there is no cure for herpes. However, treatment can be given to prevent and control outbreaks of visible sores on the skin.

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