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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). This STD causes herpetic sores, which are painful blisters (fluid-filled bumps) that can break open and ooze.
When the virus is present on the surface of the skin of an infected person, it can easily be passed on to another person through the moist skin which lines the mouth, anus and genital.
Herpes is not spread through saliva, blood, semen, vaginal secretions or any other bodily fluids.
It is only spread through direct contact with the sores or secretions from the sores or is also not a genetic condition and is not hereditary. Therefore, you can`t acquire herpes from contact with sperms or semen
However, typically when you come into contact with another person’s semen, it is in a sexual situation. If that person had an active lesions or open sores and the semen mixed with fluid from the sores and then onto you, there is a chance you could acquire herpes from this. However, herpes itself does not actually live in semen or any other bodily fluid.
Treatment can help with herpes outbreaks, but the virus cannot be cured and will remain in the body. This means that blisters normally come back once in a while.