What do you know about herpes illness? Do you have enough knowledge about herpes simplex virus in order to prevent spreading it? Do you think that herpes be cured? Which tests are available that diagnosis herpes virus? Well these questions have their own relevance in order to understand the meaning of herpes. The meaning of herpes can be described as: Herpes is a types of highly contagious viral infection which often causes cold sore, painful blister and watery lesion around the infected area. Herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2 are the types of herpes virus. HSV causes oral form of herpes and HSV 2 causes genital herpes. As we know that herpes simplex virus are highly contagious and can be easily spread through common skin to skin contact with herpes patient. There are several ways that can lead to infect you from this virus. One of the most common ways to get infected with herpes virus are sexual activities. If you ever had a sex with herpes partner then you are at the greater risk to get infected with herpes virus. Oral sex, anal sex and kissing with infected partner can infect you. However there are many other ways to get infected from this virus. Using infected stuff like razor, utensils, towel, toothbrush and any other things that might be infected can lead to catch this in your body. Now you might be thinking about how can you recognize that someone have herpes or not. Well I am going to tell you all the possible symptoms of herpes illness. There are many signs symptoms can be seen in a herpes patient. Most of the most common symptoms of herpes are painful blister, watery lesion and cold sore around the infected area. Many patient may develop symptoms like flu, muscle pain, fever, itching, burning and tingling around the infected area. Many people surviving with herpes don’t even know that they are surviving with herpes due to very mild symptoms of the disease. Herpes symptom may be asymptomatic too. Doctors usually diagnosis herpes illness by examining the symptoms of herpes. However There are several tests are available that diagnosis herpes simplex virus. Viral culture test, blood test and PCR test are some test that diagnosis herpes virus. As far as the treatment of herpes illness is concern, there are several ways are available to treat herpes illness. Medicines like acyclovir, famcyclovir, val-acyclovir and Valtrex are some medicines which helps to prevent further outbreaks of herpes. Laser treatment can also help to decrease the symptoms of herpes. Herpes Natural treatment is the alternative way treatment of herpes that you can go for.