Genital Herpes Overview
Genital herpes is a common, highly infectious disease caused by a virus that infects genital areas. It is transmitted from one person to another during sexual activity. Genital herpes causes blisters or groups of small ulcers (open sores) on and around the genitals in both men and women. Genital herpes cannot be cured; however, there are medications that can be prescribed to treat outbreaks, minimize the symptoms, and decrease recurrences.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/4/2014
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