Transmission may still occur when symptoms are not present.
Genital herpes is classified as a sexually transmitted infection. The diagnosis may be confirmed by viral culture or detecting herpes DNA in fluid from blisters.
The gods split each creature in half, separating one being into man and woman. We now spend our lives looking for our soulmate, the one who makes us whole—though it's unclear whether that other half is just like us or the yin to our yang.
Love activates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes you feel elated.
According to neuroscientist Thomas Insel at Emory University, monogamous love triggers the same brain circuits as drug addictions to cocaine and heroin [source: Scientific American].
Those that have experienced true love know the arrow metaphor is very accurate. Left unchecked, it can lead to the unhealthy -- and even criminal -- act of stalking.
Even when your partner gains weight, goes gray or becomes poor as a pauper, your love doesn't dry up.
But Plato didn't have the luxury of examining data from dating sites.