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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). This lifelong infection can cause painful blisters and lead to infections in newborn babies. Treatment may reduce the symptoms but does not cure the infection.

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Fact Sheet on Genital Herpes

Herpes Genital- Hoja Informativa (Español, CDC)

Testing & Treatment

STD Test Sites

Teen-friendly STD Information and Health Clinics

Condom Access for Teens

Assess Your Risk for STDs

Tell Your Sexual Partner if You've Been Exposed to an STD - Send an Anonymous eCard (inSPOT)

Send an Email or Text to Let Your Partners Know They Should Get Tested for STDs (Don't Spread It)

Data and Surveillance

National STD Data

Resources for Providers

CDC Division of STD Prevention

American Sexual Health Association

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