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)
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