What Is Herpes?

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Herpes is the name of a group of viruses that cause painful blisters and sores. The most common viruses are:
  • Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and type 2 – causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth and sores on the genitals (sexual organs).
  • Herpes zoster – causes chickenpox and shingles
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. Once you are infected, you have the virus for the rest of your life. Keyword: herpes; herpes+; herpes++
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