Herpes is still very much a big problem among those who engage in promiscuity or have a spouse / significant other that does.
Of course, abstinence is the best policy to prevent herpes and many other social diseases.
In ancient times, venereal diseases were often recognized as retribution for infidelity or immoral behaviors.
Though modern science generally doesn’t acknowledge God or the idea of morality as an important and integral part of the universe that we live in, that doesn’t mean that scientists are justified in taking such a view.
Perhaps in the future, science will understand how morality actually affects our lives. Maybe there is some microscopic substance that actually directly correlates to the moral factors in our lives, bringing us troubles or good fortune accordingly.
Wouldn’t that be an interesting discovery?
Read this if you want to learn more about herpes.