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Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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