The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, also known as HSV-2, is the strain of Herpes that causes genital herpes and is considered to be a sexually transmitted disease (STD). HSV-2 is very common in the U.S. with roughly 16.2% or about one in six people affected with the virus. Most of these people are between 14-49 years old. It is also more common for the male to infect a female partner and it is for this reason that HSV-2 is more common in women than men.
The symptoms of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 vary by the individual and some people carrying the virus report little to no symptoms while other experience painful burning, open sores or lesions on the genitalia, anus and mouth and some have even reported a discharge from their genitals. An average outbreak can last from 2-4 weeks and many first time sufferers report having flu-like symptoms like swollen glands, chills, fever and nausea. For some people, time is on their side as the longer the virus is in their body, the less outbreaks they experience.
The Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 is almost always spread by some form of sexual contact whether anal, vaginal or oral. Transmission of the virus can definitely happen even when there are no sores visible or the person believes that they are not experiencing an outbreak. These are some scary facts and that’s exactly why Clear Gear Sports Spray is designed to kill viruses like the one that causes Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and can be used in a variety of applications such as treating objects shared at school, home or in athletics.
Living with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 is no easy task. Not only are the lesions painful and extremely inconvenient, but you can spread the virus from one part of the body to another simply by touching fluid from the affected area. This makes hand washing as well as treating your surroundings with a product like Clear Gear Sports Spray which is designed to kill viruses more important than ever.
Stop Herpes in it’s Tracks
For most people, having HSV-2 changes their life in one way or another whether it’s their health, sex life or relationships. It’s important to consult with a health care provider.
There is no cure for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and once you contract it, it stays in the body for life lying dormant and waiting for the next catalyst to trigger an outbreak. Staying clean and protected tops the list of limiting your chances of contracting HSV-2. At Clear Gear, we believe that prevention is the best medicine and Clear Gear Sports Spray can help in the prevention of some of the most horrendous diseases and illnesses out there.