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Herpes Transmission and Personal Injury Claims

Herpes Transmission and Personal Injury Claims

Do you have questions regarding herpes transmission and personal injury claims?  Genital Herpes infections are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) which is one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections that there is. Most people are unaware that genital herpes can be caused by both HSV-1 and HSV-2 viruses.  Recent data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the overall prevalence of HSV-2 infection in the general population is approximately 15%-20%. Almost one out of every five people is infected with this virus, which is currently incurable and remains in the blood.

Once infected by the Herpes Simplex Virus, there are many different symptoms that can occur. However, in many people infected, they will remain asymptomatic during their life and may not even know that they have been infected. However, in others, they may start to see symptoms ranging from blisters, open sores, lesions, redness, and itchiness around the genital area.  These symptoms typically occur during an outbreak period, and may go away in many genital herpes infections. Outbreaks can occur at random, or can be triggered by stress or sickness.

In California, it is a requirement to disclose to a sexual partner if you are infected with an STD like Herpes or HIV.  There are civil financial remedies and penalties for this failure to disclose prior to intimate contact. Due to the shame and embarrassment, many times, a person will not inform their partner of their infection, and this is where the potential for a lawsuit can arise.

Two of our former STD transmission clients made a video to share their experience and to provide insight and inspiration for those who are just starting to deal with an STD transmission.  Learn more about herpes transmission and personal injury claims and how you can regain empowerment and hope.

If you believe your sexual partner has knowingly infected you with a sexually transmitted disease we invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call to speak with me personally for a free, private and confidential consultation at (949) 305-1400.

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