“No dad or mum kissing their baby or accomplice kissing their girlfriend needs to go alongside the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), however folks needs to be conscious that is the primary technique of transmission. After you have been contaminated with HSV-1 or HSV-2, the virus stays in your physique for all times and might reactivate at any time,” the Australian media quoted AHMF’s Govt Director Tricia Berger.
“If in case you have a herpes sore on or close to your mouth, it’s probably that you will go the virus alongside to whomever you kiss. It is usually doable to transmit the virus even when there are not any obvious sores or signs, however the threat is larger when the sores are seen,” Berger mentioned.
HSV-1 is the variant of the virus in any other case known as chilly sores. It’s generally acquired as a toddler from contact, usually a kiss, with grownup family.
Berger mentioned the herpes threat posed by kissing could be the primary theme of a brand new neighborhood service consciousness marketing campaign. Tv and radio advertisements might be aired nationally from August as much as Nationwide Herpes Consciousness Day, in October.