Most sexually active people with genital ulcers have herpes, syphilis, or chancroid. But not all genital ulcers are caused by STDs. Here’s what to expect when tested.
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Whether you’re newly diagnosed or living with frequent genital herpes outbreaks, you’ll want answers.
If you think you may have been exposed to genital herpes via sexual contact, it's a good idea to discuss testing with your doctor.
Up to half of all first episodes of genital herpes are caused by HSV-1, yet recurrences occur less frequent for genital HSV-1 infection than for HSV-2. Testing for HSV type can influence prognosis and counseling.
If you've just been diagnosed and you have questions, you're not alone. Read here to understand how serious your condition is, how to handle a sex life with herpes, and more.
You've been diagnosed with herpes. What's next?