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  1. Understanding Genital Herpes -- the Basics

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

  2. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Treatment

    Read about the treatment of genital herpes.

  3. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Symptoms

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Herpes Tests

    Herpes testing is done to detect the presence of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful blisterlike sores of the skin or the tissue lining (mucous membranes) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina.

  7. Genital Herpes - Symptoms

    Genital herpes symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Most people never have any symptoms or ones that are so mild they may not recognize them, although some people develop painful and bothersome symptoms.

  8. 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.

  9. Genital Herpes - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat genital herpes.

  10. Genital Herpes - Exams and Tests

    Genital herpes is usually diagnosed based on your medical history and a physical exam. Your health professional may ask you the following questions:Do you think you were exposed to genital herpes or another STD? How do you know? Did your partner tell you?

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