After 2-20 days of contact with virus, herpes can start showing its symptoms and only around half of the times it shows up its symptoms and can stay inside body like in female genital tract etc totally silent for months.
In ithe initial days , you will feel tingling, itching, burning sensation and even pain in genital areas.
It is followed by eruptions of blister like small sized crops of lesions on red base.
After around 5 days , these blisters rupture to form the wet lesions which have active live virus and is pread to other person or surfaces upon contact.
In females, it is unpredictable and inside vagina , it amy stay silent but still can be transmitted.
It is not treatable but with early diagnosis and medical treatment , its symptoms and severity can be controlled.
Prevention is best strategy when it comes to infectious diseases specially STDs.