Black female genital herpes is a highly contagious, and often deadly, virus.
The virus is found in the skin of the mouth, the lips, and the anus.
Infected people have a hard time swallowing, so they spit out fluids, which are then inhaled or absorbed into their bloodstream.
People who get the virus are susceptible to contracting it from their sexual partners.
Black females are at an especially high risk for genital herpes.
Black women are almost three times more likely to contract the virus than white women, and about half as likely to infect someone else as a person of color.
Black men and young people also tend to be at high risk, although this is not clear from CDC statistics.
Some studies suggest that white women are more likely than black women to contract genital herpes, which has also been linked to high blood pressure.
What are the symptoms of genital herpes?
The symptoms of female genital infection are similar to those of herpes.
There are three main symptoms that can occur: fever, rash, and redness or swelling of the vulva, vagina, or anus.
Black female people are more susceptible to the flu, although there is no reason why this shouldn’t apply to black men and women as well.
Other signs and symptoms include: swelling of or discharge from the genitals, especially the labia minora, or clitoris