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    1. Genital Herpes - Treatment Overview

      The goal of treatment for genital herpes is to provide relief from the discomfort of herpes sores and to reduce the time it takes for an outbreak to heal.Initial treatmentMost people find some relief and recover more quickly from the first (primary) outbr

    2. Genital Herpes - Prevention

      Learn about measures you can take to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD).

    3. 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.

    4. Genital Herpes - Home Treatment

      Home treatment for genital herpes focuses on relieving symptoms, reducing the risk of recurrent outbreaks, and helping you cope with a lifelong condition.

    5. 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.

    6. 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?

    7. Genital Herpes - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional if you have not been diagnosed with genital herpes and you have these symptoms.

    8. Genital Herpes - Medications

      Read about medications used to treat genital herpes.

    9. 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).

    10. 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.

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