Women and Genital Herpes
Studies have shown that women are more often infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2 compared with men.
Women may be more susceptible to genital infections because:
- The genital area in women has a greater surface area with more moist cells
(called mucosal cells) than men.
- Hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle may interfere with
local immune responses, making it easier for the herpes virus to invade a woman's body.
Compared with men, more women seem to develop more severe symptoms during an
outbreak of genital herpes. Four out of 5 women (compared with 1 out of 4 men) develop inflammation of the
urethra with discharge and have difficult or painful urination during initial infection. In addition, 7 out of
10 women (compared with 4 out of 10 men) have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, and muscle pain during
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Genital Herpes Is Often Misdiagnosed
Genital herpes sores can occur inside the vagina and/or on the cervix and go unnoticed. In addition,
because of the wide range of symptoms associated with genital herpes and the fact that it goes away after several
days, it is often misdiagnosed or goes unnoticed. Genital herpes may be misdiagnosed as:
- Cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix)
If you have recurrent yeast infections or urinary tract infections, ask your
doctor about the possibility of a genital herpes infection.