Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted viral infection affecting the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals.
Herpes - genital; Herpes simplex - genital; Herpesvirus 2; HSV-2
Genital herpes is caused by two viruses:
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) causes most cases of genital herpes. HSV-2 can be spread through secretions from the mouth or genitals.
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