Symptoms are very mild or sometimes don't show at all. Because of this most people won't know they have it right away. Sores usually appear as blisters around the genitals, rectum, and mouth. If that blister breaks it will be painful and will take weeks to heal, this is know as an outbreak. During the first outbreak he/she will most likely experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches, and swollen glands. If you or your partner are experiencing an unusual sore, smelly discharge, burning when urinating, or bleeding between periods you should visit a clinic or a doctor.
How do you know you have it?
Usually you can just find a clinic near you to get tested. Here are some you can go to in Lebanon County, PA:
Lebanon Family Health Services- 615 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA, 17042
PA Department of Health Lebanon County State Health Center- 9 N 9th Street, Lebanon, PA, 17046
Where can you get tested or treated?
It can cause very painful sores especially for people who don't have strong immune systems like other people. DO NOT touch the sores because if you do you can spread it to other parts of the body. If you do touch them make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and immediately after contact is made.
What can happen if you don't get treated?