How do you know if you have herpes? I am really scared right now that I have it!
Signs of herpes tend to develop within 3-7 days of skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
Herpes infections look like small blisters or ulcers (round areas of broken skin) on the genitals. Each blister or ulcer is typically only 1-3 millimeters in size, and the blisters or ulcers tend to be grouped into "crops."
In men, herpes sores (lesions) usually appear on or around the penis.
In women, the lesions may be visible outside the vagina, but they commonly occur inside the vagina where they can cause discomfort or vaginal discharge but cannot be seen except during a doctor's examination.
THE ONLY WAY you will know if you have herpes is to go to the doctor. If left untreated, it can lead to increased risks for HIV/AIDS.
The only way to know for certain if you have herpes is to get checked out by a medical professional.