Does herpes reduce life expectancy? Becoming infected with the herpes virus seriously complicates your social, emotional and sexual life, but it is not otherwise a terribly dangerous condition to have. Having genital herpes does make it easier to get HIV (and thus AIDS), but otherwise, the condition is not disabling, and does not reduce lifespan.
What percent of people have herpes? The age-adjusted percentage of persons in the United States infected with HSV-2 decreased from 18.0% in 1999–2000 to 12.1% in 2015-2016.
How can you live with herpes safely? Life Goes On
Brayer encourages the same safe practices for both oral and genital herpes: Don’t share personal care items. During outbreaks, avoid infecting others. For genital herpes, forgo sex or use condoms from the first signs of an outbreak until the sores clear up. Also consider your communication options.
Can U Get rid of herpes? Is there a cure for genital herpes? There is no cure for genital herpes. However, there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. A daily anti-herpes medicine can make it less likely to pass the infection on to your sex partner(s).