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If you have genital sores does that mean you have herpes ?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Not necessarily.: There are many causes of genital sores. Visit your doctor or local public health clinic and get the necessary tests to find out what it is.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
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Not necessarily.: There are many causes of genital sores. Visit your doctor or local public health clinic and get the necessary tests to find out what it is.
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