Sexually Transmitted Infections
Learn about the different types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), like herpes, chlamydia, and HPV, and get information on testing, symptoms, treatments, telling your partner, and prevention.
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Genital Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but it can be managed. Here’s what you need to know.