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How do you get genital herpes?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: ...

You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes.
The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes.

In brief: ...

You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes.
The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes.
Dr. Henry Selke
Dr. Henry Selke
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: From herpes virus

A person usually gets genital herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores.
The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Some infected persons (usually women) can occasionally transmit genital herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores.

In brief: From herpes virus

A person usually gets genital herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores.
The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Some infected persons (usually women) can occasionally transmit genital herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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