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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause sores on your genital or rectal area, buttocks, and thighs. You can get it from having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has it. The virus can spread even when sores are not present. Mothers can also infect their babies during childbirth.

Symptoms of herpes are called outbreaks. You usually get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. The sores are blisters which break and become painful, and then heal. Sometimes people do not know they have herpes because they have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. The virus can be more serious in newborn babies or in people with weak immune systems.

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  1. Genital Herpes (National Library of Medicine)  
    Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause ... for life. There are tests that can diagnose genital herpes. There is no cure. However, medicines can help ...
  2. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). This article ... Genital herpes affects the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals. The virus is spread from one person ...
  3. ... following organizations are good resources for information on genital herpes : American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- www.acog. ...
  4. ... be worried after finding out that you have genital herpes . But know that you are not alone. Millions ... carry the virus. Although there is no cure, genital herpes can be treated. Follow your health care provider's ...
  5. Herpes Simplex (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects ...
  6. Genital Herpes (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Genital Herpes/Women ... Genital Herpes ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  7. ... past), and first-time or repeat outbreaks of genital herpes (a herpes virus infection that causes sores to ... is also sometimes used to prevent outbreaks of genital herpes in people who are infected with the virus. ...
  8. Genital Herpes (VisualDX)  
    Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection causing painful blisters & sores. Learn about its symptoms, treatment & prevention to ...
  9. Genital Herpes (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)  
    Genital herpes is an STI caused by the herpes simplex virus. There is no cure, but the infection ...
  10. ... It is also used to treat first-time genital herpes outbreaks (a herpes virus infection that causes sores ... in the body. Acyclovir injection will not cure genital herpes and may not stop the spread of genital ...
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