Genital Herpes (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Factors that increase your risk of getting genital herpes include:
Infection with HSV, especially if you have open sores, also increases your risk for becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if you are exposed to HIV.
Things that may raise your risk for recurrent genital herpes outbreaks include:
Any child with genital herpes needs to be evaluated by a doctor to find out the cause and to assess for possible sexual abuse. For more information, see the topic Child Abuse and Neglect.
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