Genital herpes is one of the most common STIs across the world. It is a condition that I see very often and I understand how scary it can be knowing that you have an infection for which there is no cure.

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that causes infected sores, blisters, ulcers and cuts.

It is caused by the herpes simplex virus which can be passed on even if the person doesn’t have symptoms.

You can reduce your chances of getting genital herpes by using condoms or dental dams during sex. 

A healthcare professional can test for genital herpes by taking a swab from a blister.

Treatment is available for herpes symptoms, but the virus will remain in the body and normally becomes active again, causing the blisters and ulcers to come back.

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