Introduction: Herpes


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Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.

Herpes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV -1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first episode. Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to go down over a period of years. 1

Researching symptoms of Herpes: Further information about the symptoms of Herpes is available including a list of symptoms of Herpes, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Herpes, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Herpes: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Herpes, or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Herpes: Various information is available about treatments available for Herpes, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Herpes: Research more detailed information about the causes of Herpes, or other general information about Herpes.

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1. excerpt from Genital Herpes: DSTD

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