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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) 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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