• Genital Herpes Risk Factors

Risk Factors
    Some of the risk factors for Genital herpes caused by HSV2 are:
  • Sexual contact with infected person.
  • Cross-infection of type 1 and 2 viruses may occur from oral to genital contact
  • Homosexual contact increases the risk of transmission
  • It can be transmitted to the hands in healthcare workers during finger-genital contact when they do not use protective gloves during examination.
  • Infection in a child by HSV 2 may indicate "child abuse"
  • Infection in a newborn due to contact with vaginal secretions at the time of vaginal delivery