Many individuals harboring HSV are unaware of their infection, often due to the absence of symptoms or the presence of very mild ones.
Symptoms typically emerge around 2 to 12 days after exposure to the virus. They might encompass
Pain or itching in the genital region
Formation of small bumps or blisters near the genital, anal, or oral areas
Formation of painful ulcers that arise when blisters rupture, leading to oozing or bleeding
Development of scabs during ulcer healing
Discharge from the urethra, the tube that expels urine from the body