Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.
- You can get genital herpes even if your partner shows no signs of the infection.
- If you have any symptoms (like a sore on your genitals, especially one that periodically recurs) laboratory tests can help determine if you have genital herpes.
- There is no cure for herpes, but treatment is available to reduce symptoms and decrease the risk of transmission to a partner.
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What You Need to Know About Genital Herpes - Video by Dr. Robyn Neblett Fanfair, Medical Officer in the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarizes important facts about genital herpes, including information on how herpes is spread, symptoms of the infection, and ways it is treated and prevented. (April 30, 2013)
Incidence, Prevalence, and Cost of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States (February 13, 2013)
The Road From Observation to Intervention to Implementation: Perspectives of a Pragmatic HIV Prevention Researcher - STD Prevention Science Series 2012 presentation by Connie Celum, MD, MPH - View Recording
(December 17, 2012)
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