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Genital Herpes Health Center

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes? Can you get herpes from someone who doesn’t show signs of the disease?  What problems can herpes cause? Find answers here.

Symptoms

Learn the full range, from mild to severe.

Types

Learn the difference between the two types of herpes simplex virus.

Most people are surprised to find out that two types of herpes viruses -- the one that causes cold sores and the one that causes chickenpox -- can cause a condition called herpetic eye disease.

Symptoms of herpes, genital warts, the clap, Chlamydia, scabies, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs are presented with pictures by WebMD's medical editors.

Complications

Why pregnant women should be extra careful to avoid getting herpes.

This surgery may be required to avoid passing on herpes simplex to a newborn.

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