Where Did Herpes Come from?

Herpes is an ‘Old World’ sexually-transmitted disease (STD). Treatments for ailments which seem to be herpes symptoms are found going back to ancient Egyptian texts. The important thing to know now is that herpes is spread through genital contact; and although the disease is less likely to spread when a condom is used, condoms are not 100% effective at stopping the herpes virus from spreading. Please have you and your partner tested for herpes and other STDs before engaging in sexual activity.