What is the risk of dying from genital herpes?
Hi there, blue 21 -
I'm not a doctor, but evidence suggests that it's nearly impossible to die from herpes. Herpes is primarily a dermtological condition caused by a virus, and it goes through dormant and active periods that can be painful and inconvenient, but they do not cause life-threatening illness. Health experts have found a link between herpes and HIV infection, in that being infected with herpes makes it easier for that person to contract HIV/AIDs. But the herpes virus itself isn't fatal.
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