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  1. 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).

  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 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. 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.

  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. Antiviral Medicines for Genital Herpes

    Drug details for Antiviral medications for genital herpes.

  7. 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).

  8. 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.

  9. Frequently Asked Questions After a Genital Herpes Diagnosis

    When you're just diagnosed with genital herpes, you'll have questions. Here are some of the most common, with useful answers.

  10. Skin and Herpes Simplex Viruses

    Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of herpes simplex viruses, which are categorized into two types: type 1 (HSV-1 or oral herpes) and type 2 (HSV-2 or genital herpes).

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