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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Genital Herpes - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of getting genital herpes include having multiple sex partners having high-risk partner(s), and having unprotected sexual contact (not using condoms).

  4. 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).

  5. Genital Herpes - Prevention

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

  6. 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.

  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. Pregnancy and Genital Herpes

    WebMD explains how to avoid getting genital herpes during pregnancy, and what to do to keep yourself and baby healthy if you already have it.

  10. Home Care Measures for Genital Herpes

    WebMD offers a few tips for relieving the symptoms of genital herpes.

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