Health Could your man be carrying this incurable STD?

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Yesterday international sensation, Usher Raymond was trending on social media after documents of a law suit surfaced where he was sued for infecting a former lover with an incurable STD.

The affected lover said that he knowingly had unprotected sex with her and infected her with the disease to which he was showing no symptoms of.

Why?

Because Usher is a carrier.

According to Doctor Jessie Wacera, "To be a carrier means that you have the organism (virus, parasite etc) living inside you but you may or may not be symptomatic.

The let it Burn singer didn't show any symptoms of having the disease. At a hearing, the affected partner said that she had no way of finding out because he didn't show symptoms of the disease. However, three weeks later, she was feeling sick, had lesions on her vagina and a fever of a hundred degrees. 

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by two types of Virus Herpes Simplex 1 and Herpes Simplex 2. Usually transmitted through sex or even just kissing, Herpes is one of the most commonly spread sexually transmitted diseases in the world.

What's more, it has no cure.

Symptoms

Usually, most people do not know that they have it, as the infection has mild symptoms.

However one might not notice the mild symptoms as they can easily be mistaken for another skin condition such as a pimple or an ingrown hair.

According to STD Facts, genital herpes sores usually appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters break and leave painful sores that may take weeks to heal. These symptoms are sometimes called “having an outbreak.” The first time someone has an outbreak they may also have flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches, or swollen glands.

 

Repeat outbreaks of genital herpes are common, especially during the first year after infection. Repeat outbreaks are usually shorter and less severe than the first outbreak. Although the infection can stay in the body for the rest of your life, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years.

Other symptoms include:

  • Unusual sore
  • Smelly Discharge
  • Burning when urinating
  • Bleeding between periods

Usher's former lover says she saw a greenish discharge oozing from his penis.

Could your boyfriend be a carrier?

The easiest way to find out is by going for tests together. Using a condom when having sex will protect you but not completely. Remember you don't have to have an open wound to spread the infection. Herpes can also be spread through kissing and oral sex.

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