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Were you looking for information about Genital Herpes? Genitle herpes is a common misspelling of genital herpes.
More than one in five adults and adolescents in the United States have genital herpes. The herpes simplex virus is typically spread through sexual intercourse or oral sex. When an outbreak occurs, blisters (which then become open sores) may appear on or around the genitals or rectum. Although genital herpes is incurable, medications are available to prevent outbreaks and reduce painful symptoms.
It's important to keep in mind that 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. If pregnant women become infected, complications may occur in the baby, such as brain, skin, or eye problems.
(Click Genital Herpes for more information on how the condition is diagnosed, treatment options, and what to expect if you are infected with the herpes simplex virus. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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