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  1. Sexual Health and Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection usually spread through vaginal and anal intercourse. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this sexually transmitted disease.

  2. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Symptoms

    What are the symptoms of genital herpes? Find out more.

  3. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Treatment

    Read about the treatment of genital herpes.

  4. Understanding Genital Herpes -- the Basics

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on genital herpes from the experts at WebMD.

  5. What to Do if Your Partner Has Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes needn't be a barrier to a healthy sexual relationship with your partner. WebMD offers tips on adapting to the condition.

  6. Genital Herpes - What Happens

    You can become infected with genital herpes when the herpes simplex virus (HSV) enters the body through sexual or other direct contact with herpes sores.

  7. Genital Herpes - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat genital herpes.

  8. Genital Herpes - Cause

    Genital herpes can be caused by either the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV - 1) or the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV - 2).

  9. Other Health Problems Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus - Topic Overview

    If the herpes simplex virus (HSV) invades a part of the body other than the genital area, it may cause disease in that part of the body. In general, complications are rare. And they usually occur with the first-time (primary) genital herpes outbreak. Some of these complications include:Meningitis, an infection of the fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) and tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This is usually the result of a viral infection.Inflammation of the lower spinal cord and surrounding nerves. This may result in an inability to urinate, loss of feeling and muscle strength in the legs, and constipation.Other areas of the body that can be infected with the herpes virus include:The lips (herpes labialis). These outbreaks are often called cold sores or fever blisters. They are usually mild but may be treated with antiviral medicines if they become severe or more frequent.The hands and fingers (herpetic whitlow).

  10. Genital Herpes - Topic Overview

    What is genital herpes? Learn about this sexually transmitted disease (STD) that may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area.

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