HERPES

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WHAT IS HERPES OR GENITAL HERPES?

Herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and are of two types:

  • HSV-1 (causes sores around the mouth and lips)
  • HSV-2 (causes sores around the genitals and rectum. Also known as genital herpes)

SYMPTOMS OF HERPES

  • Red, open sores around your genitals, rectum, thighs and buttocks caused by bursting of Small blisters.
  • In women, blisters and ulcers on the cervix
  • Creamy, reddish vaginal discharge
  • Pain when urinating
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • A tingling, burning or itching sensation around genitals

WHEN TO GO FOR TEST TO DIAGNOSE GENITAL HERPES?

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HERPES TREATMENT

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WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF HERPES IS NOT TREATED?

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