Were you looking for information about Genital Herpes? Gental herpes is a common misspelling of genital herpes.
In the United States, genital herpes affects more than one in five adults and adolescents. Once you have the herpes simplex virus, which is typically spread through sexual contact, it stays in your body. When an outbreak occurs, painful sores may occur around your genitals or rectum. There is no cure for genital herpes, but many medications are available to help prevent outbreaks.
Certain complications are associated with genital herpes. For example, having genital herpes may increase the risk of spreading or contracting other sexually transmitted diseases. It is also possible for people to contract herpes infection of the eye, which can result in serious eye disease or blindness. For pregnant women who are infected, complications may occur in the baby, such as brain, skin, or eye problems.
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