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What can I do if I have herpes?

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If you have herpes, you should learn all you can about the condition. Information will help you manage the infection and feel better. It also helps to talk about your illness with a trusted friend.

If you have herpes, you can still have sex if you or your partner use a condom and you tell your partner about the illness. You can still have children.

From: Sexual Health and Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

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