Genital Herpes (JEN-ih-tal HUR-peez)

sometimes called “love blisters”, “beard”, “herpes simplex virus” or “HSV”. What is genital herpes? It’s caused by a virus and usually infects the areas on …

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You may have:

  • small sores, blisters, bumps or a rash
  • itching
  • pain or burning when you urinate or have sex
  • a tingling or scratchy feeling in your mouth and lips or between your legs
  • a fever or swollen glands

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • You can choose not to have sex
  • You can reduce your number of partners if you choose to have sex
  • You can use condoms when you have sex
  • You can talk with your partner(s) about STDs
  • You can talk with your health care provider and get tested


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