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Herpes simplex virus 2. How dangerous is it?

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In brief: Depends

Dangerous can mean different things to different people.
It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. It can also rarely cause meningoencephalitis (brain and surrounding tissue infection) which is far more life threatening. However, the most common presentation of hsv-2 is genital herpes, which is not life threatening.

In brief: Depends

Dangerous can mean different things to different people.
It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. It can also rarely cause meningoencephalitis (brain and surrounding tissue infection) which is far more life threatening. However, the most common presentation of hsv-2 is genital herpes, which is not life threatening.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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