Oral herpes 101
OTC Herpes Treatment
Facts or fiction?
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect a staggering number of individuals globally. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 million people acquire an STI every single day worldwide. And more than 500 million people aged 15-49 are estimated to have a genital infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV or herpes). In the U.S., it’s projected that one of every six people aged 14 to 49 have genital herpes. And when focusing in on HSV-1 (the herpes virus that primarily causes cold sores around the mouth) infections in the U.S., reveals that 50% to 80% of adults are infected.
If you fall into that very large group of U.S. adults that experience cold sores, do you know the basic facts about the herpes virus that causes your outbreaks? Here’s a quick true-or-false quiz for you to test your knowledge.
- True or false? There is an effective cure for herpes.
There is no cure for the herpes virus, nor is there a vaccine currently available to prevent infection. Antiviral medications, both prescriptions and over the counter (OTC), exist for the treatment of herpes symptoms, as do effective, non-tox treatments for cold sores made from all-natural ingredients. So, this is false.
- True or false? I can only transmit herpes when I have symptoms.
Although herpes is most contagious when you have an active cold sore, you can still spread the virus when your skin looks completely normal. This statement is also false.
- True or false? My cold sores are not the same as genital herpes.
Although cold sores are primarily caused by HSV-1, the virus can be spread from your mouth to the genitals of a sexual partner (causing genital herpes). In fact, up to 40% of genital herpes is caused by HSV-1—the same virus that causes your cold sores. You got it—this is false too.
Since there is no cure for your herpes virus, finding the best herpes treatment is imperative! And don’t just numb or dry out your affected skin with harsh chemicals either. All-natural AZZURX is formulated to quickly heal a cold sore—and it can even stop an outbreak before it happens. Using effective botanical ingredients suspended in a proprietary blend of rare essential oils, AZZURX stimulates your own body’s natural defenses to quickly end the outbreak, soothe your discomfort, and heal damaged skin fast.