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Genital Herpes

  • By: Annie Dude
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Although most individuals are asymptomatic, following a two-week incubation period, patients will present with painful blisters surrounding the genitals and ...

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