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Genital Herpes

Collage of a couple and images of herpes simplex virus. Most people infected with genital herpes do now know they have it.

Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.

  • Most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.
  • You can get genital herpes from an infected partner, even if your partner has no herpes symptoms.
  • There is no cure for herpes, but medication is available to reduce symptoms and make it less likely that you will spread herpes to a sex partner.

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