Were you looking for information about Genital Herpes? Genetal herpes is a common misspelling of genital herpes.
A sexually transmitted disease, genital herpes is caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus. The disease affects more than one in five adolescents and adults. It is more common in African Americans than in Caucasians, and is more likely to affect women than men.
The condition is not curable, but herpes outbreaks can be controlled with medication. Most people have no or minimal symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they typically appear as small blisters around the genitals or rectum. If you think you may have genital herpes, see your healthcare provider right away for treatment and testing.
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