Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections around the globe. It is caused by a virus called "Herpes Simplex". The symptoms of the disease vary depending on the causative organism that can be either Herpes Simplex Type 1 or Herpes Simplex Type 2. Both viruses can lie dormant for years without causing any symptoms after the initial infection. Being women and having multiple sexual partners increases your risks of becoming infected with genital herpes.
If not treated, genital herpes can cause several complications, including newborn infection, bladder problems like inflammation and pus-filled urine, and increase susceptibility to other other sexually transmitted infections. In the United States, one out of every seven people aged 14 to 49 are at risk of getting genital herpes and this infection approximately affects 776,000 new people per year. Take the following quiz to find out if you could be suffering from a possible genital herpes infection.