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Take the Herpes Quiz!

1) Most people with genital herpes don’t know it. True or False

2) How many people in the U.S. are estimated to have genital herpes?

1 million

10 million

30 million

45 million

3) Genital herpes caused by HSV-2 is found more frequently in women than in men.

True

False

4) Genital herpes is caused by bacteria and may be cured with antibiotics.

True

False

5) You can get genital herpes from a toilet seat.

True

False

6) You can get genital herpes from someone who doesn’t have visible sores.

True

False

7) Washing the genital area before and after sex can help prevent the transmission of genital herpes.

True

False

8) A pregnant woman can give herpes to her unborn baby.

True

False

9) A blood test can determine if someone has genital herpes.

True

False

10) New or initial genital herpes infections ...

Tend to be the most severe

May produce fever and flu-like symptoms

Can cause genital itching, burning, and painful genital blisters

All of the above

11) When do the sores associated with genital herpes typically heal after the first outbreak?

Within a week

Within one to two weeks

Within two to four weeks

Within five to six weeks

12) Genital herpes outbreaks increase in frequency over time.

True

False

13) Which of these is NOT a commonly reported trigger of a genital herpes outbreak?

Vigorous sex

Stress

Surgery

Perspiration

14) Herpes simplex virus type 2 settles permanently in the body closest to what region?

Stomach lining

Spinal cord

Digestive tract

Bone marrow

15) The period of time when a person feels an outbreak coming on is called the:

Prodrome

Prescience

Preconception

Presage

Web MD provided this quiz.

Answers: 1) True 2) 45 million 3) True 4) False 5) False 6) True

7) False 8) True 9) True 10) All 11) 2-4 Weeks 12) False 13) Perspiration

14) Spinal Cord 15) Prodrome

 

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