You can get genital herpes from an infected partner, even if your partner has no herpes symptoms.
Genital herpes is a common STD, and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.
2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - Genital HSV Infections - Includes diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and special considerations for genital herpes infections. (June 4, 2015)
Genital Herpes Clinical Training (March 2014)
What You Need to Know About Genital Herpes - Video by Dr. Robyn Neblett Fanfair, Medical Officer 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)
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