There are several ugly things that once you see them, you pray to never see anything like it ever. Some things are so “disturbing” to look at that you might find yourself having nightmares about them. Recently, I happened to take care of a patient who had herpes related to HIV disease. This patient had extensive herpes blisters that were covering all his genitals and perianal area.
A lot of people have herpes type one and this does not show up until your body is under enough stress and pressure. Example is when one is exposed to extreme cold for long periods of time and may form herpes blisters on the lips. This is an indication of body stress either physically, or psychologically. It is scientifically known as herpes febrilis.
Genital herpes on the other side is a disease caused by herpes simplex virus 2. (HSV2). Presence of herpes blisters indicates that one is contagious and contact with fluid from those herpes blisters would result to a herpes infection.
This patient was full blown AIDS with a CD-4 count of <10. That means that his immunity was so compromised that he had almost no immunity to anything. He has herpes blisters that resembled broccolis only that they were pink and not green as broccolis.
Now that his body had almost zero defense, he had all sorts of opportunistic infections but herpes was took a toll on him because he could not excrete his bowels or urine without suffering severe pain. From his confession, he stated that he has been a “generous gay person” and admitted prostituting in clubs and truck rest areas on interstates.
Herpes does not have a cure but can be prevented by using condoms and avoiding indiscriminate sex. When herpes virus is dormant, it resides inside the mitochondria or nerve ganglia. A person may have herpes and not show any physical signs. Genital herpes is contagious during an outbreak and blisters are present. Sometimes these blisters might be tiny and may not be seen especially if they are inside the vagina or on vaginal labia.
Expectant mothers with history of labia should report this to their doctors and should not be let to have a natural delivery as long as they are having active herpes of their genitals have blisters. In this situation a caesarian section must be performed to save the baby from getting infected. Newborns infected with genital herpes usually die within a few weeks to months.
Herpes febrilis found on the mouth lips can be transferred to the genitals through oral sex and become genital herpes. Avoid indiscriminate oral sex and it can be equally dangerous as natural intimacy.
If you think that you might be having herpes, see your doctor immediately. You should not have any sexual encounter if you suspect that you are having a genital herpes outbreak.