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Are genital herpes and hpv related to each other?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes and no: They are both viruses, but they are different kinds of viruses. This means that they share similar qualities, but they are different families of virus. Hpv is a human papilloma virus and HSV is a herpes virus.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
No: They are completely different diseases caused by completely different viruses.

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