What is herpes meningitis?

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What's to know about herpes meningitis?

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Herpes meningitis is a type of meningitis involving herpes. This disease can be life-threatening if left untreated. Even if a patient survives, long-term problems follow. Symptoms:
  • A stiff neck
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Changes in personality
  • Confusion
Preventions:
  • Stop having sex, or only have sex with one person who is not a virus carrier.
  • Don't kiss people who have cold sore blisters.
  • If you need to have sex, use a latex condom. This helps reduce your chance of getting the disease.
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It is very painful and makes you very sick. I had never been diagnosed with herpes. My first husband had it and I was even checked during pregnancy. Always negative. Until one day, years  approx 35 years, I ended up in an emergency room and in the hospital for 3 or 4 days with lots of IVs.
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