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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
A virus: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. It can occur when you have unprotected sex with a partner that has herpes and is actively shedding t ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
39 years experience Urology
Virus: Caused by herpes virus and spread by skin-to-skin contact.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
An STD caused by HSV: Genital herpes is only acquired from sexual contact. There are two viruses, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV1, HSV2). Each causes about half of ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it.
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Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
...: About 1 in 6 people have genital herpes. The centers for disease control estimates that about 776, 000 people acquire genital herpes each year in the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not ne ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
From herpes virus: A person usually gets genital herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meds and time: Genital herpes can be quite painful. Topical or oral pain medication will help, and oral antiviral medication can speed recovery. Suppressive treatm ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Carter
38 years experience Urology
Treatable, not cured: Genital herpes is caused by various strains of herpes virus which are sexually transmitted. Once in the skin, it cannot be cured, and tends to cause i ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Sx hsv 2: Symptoms could include dysuria, tingling and burning, with or without eruption of blisters, or painful ulcerations.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex: It is reported that genital herpetic blisters can be painless or mildly painful in other people. But many can attest to pain with Herpetic lesions.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes : Herpes is transmitted skin to skin from the site on your skin where you are infected.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex: 1 ; 2 can both be located either genitally or orally. However, one does not actually morph into the other.

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