Screening for HSV-1/HSV-2 in Pine Hills, FL

Pine Hills, FL

According to Wikipedia, Pine Hills, FL is a city that is fully developed and unincorporated. Pine Hills is a suburb of Orlando with a population of 73,444. Pine Hills is in Orange County. Living in Pine Hills offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pine Hills there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Pine Hills and residents tend to be liberal.

Pine Hills, FL doesn’t have a town center. Commercial activity is small and includes strip malls. It is the home to several parks, five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high School. As a part of the statewide Coast To Coast bicycle trail, the Pine Hills Trail is also being developed running from Barnett Park through the middle of the community to Clarcona-Ocoee Road.

Community Care Resources of FL services the Pine Hills, FL area for STDs including screening for HSV1 and HSV 2.

What is Herpes Simplex Virus HSV-1 & HSV-2?

According to WebMD, Herpes simplex viruses — more commonly known as herpes — are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores). HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. In HSV-2, the infected person may have sores around the genitals or rectum. Although HSV-2 sores may occur in other locations, these sores usually are found below the waist.

What Causes Herpes?

According to WebMD, Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as toothbrushes or eating utensils. In general, a person can only get herpes type 2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. It is important to know that both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be spread even if sores are not present.

If you are experiencing symptoms for Herpes, we do offer treatment. Please give CCRSFL a call at 1 (877) 287-2520. You can also view our other STD treatments and tests here.