Genital Herpes

Most people with genital herpes do not know they have it.

Most people with genital herpes do not know they have it.

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You can get genital herpes from an infected partner, even if your partner has no herpes symptoms.

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

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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.

Highlights

STI Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States: 1 in 5 people in the United States had an STI on any given day in 2018. These updated estimates provide the clearest picture to date of how common and costly STIs are in the United States. (January 25, 2021)

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines – Genital HSV Infections – Includes diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and special considerations for genital herpes infections. (June 4, 2015)