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is herpes really as common as people same cause this has me highly depressed.?

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Dr. Eleanor Host
Family Medicine 29 years experience
It can be controlled: It is quite common, and many people have it. If you are very concerned about breakouts, you can go on a daily dose of medication to keep any breakouts from happening. The best thing for you to do may be to read up on it on a good site like webmd. More information can help you feel more in control about the situation. Remember, it doesn't change who you are, it's just a thing you have.

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