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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

PrEP locator

Teen-friendly STD Information and Health Clinics

Condom Access for Teens

Assess Your Risk for STDs

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Data and Surveillance

National STD Data

Resources for Providers

CDC Division of STD Prevention

American Sexual Health Association

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