Genital Herpes Incubation Period
The genital herpes incubation period is the time between contracting the virus before the signs and symptoms can be manifested. Genital herpes is transmitted through sexual contact (through skin-to-skin secretions) and after exposure to the virus; genital herpes incubation period can be from 2 to 20 days or more.
After genital herpes incubation period, women will develop blisters on the vulva, in and around or anywhere in the genital area. During the first outbreak, it may extend to the cases Involving symptoms to appear in the cervical area may occur. If you suspect that your cervix may have been infected, you have to get diagnosed by a doctor. In men, after genital herpes incubation period the infection can cause lesions on the tip, head and shaft of the penis, scrotum and on the glands of the penis and could extend to the urethra, causing painful and burning pain during urination.
In some cases, even after genital herpes incubation period, some people infected with genital herpes will have no signs of symptoms at all. If there are no visible symptoms showing, the risk of spreading the disease is the same with those having visible symptoms. Unfortunately, approximately half of the individuals infected with genital herpes will not develop symptoms and thus remain unaware that they are genital herpes carriers. This poses a high risk of contracting and spreading between partners. If you believe that you or tour partner may have potential risks, you have to visit your doctor to get your blood tested.
If you or your partners have been tested and presence of the virus is confirmed, before genital herpes incubation period comes, you have to protect your self from getting the outbreak. Using antiviral medication or drugs such as acyclovir, famciclovir and valacyclovir will suppress the virus to cause recurrent outbreaks. If taken regularly on a daily basis, you can get prevent the spread of the infection to others and arrest the possibility of having recurrent outbreak again. Genital herpes cannot be cured because the virus will stay dormant in your body within the period of time that you are still taking antiviral drugs. It will also shorten the time of being contagious and prevent outbreaks in the future. All you need to do is to as your health care provider if the drug will work for your particular condition.