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Genital Herpes Summary

Genital Herpes In Brief

Genital herpes is caused by a virus known as Herpes simplex virus (HSV).

There are five types of Herpes virus, however, only herpes simplex-1 (hsv-1) and herpes simplex-2 (hsv-2) are considered as sexually transmissible.

Generally, herpes simplex-1 (hsv-1) is responsible for cold-sores and herpes simplex-2 (hsv-2) is most prevalent in sexually transmitted herpes, however, there is now considerable cross-over of both virus types and both hsv-1 and hsv-2 are now considered sexually transmissible.

Genital herpes is spread through sexual contact.

Women who are pregnant should consult a physician for advice.

Herpes is incurable although it can be managed by different treatment options.




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