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Top Ten Things You Should Know About Genital Herpes

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Genital herpes is caused by a virus that settles permanently into a nerve root in the body. Surprisingly, that cold sore that appears in our mouth which is caused by herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) is related to the herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) virus that can occur in the genital area. Both types of herpes are highly contagious and can be spread to the genitals by contact.


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