Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), types 1 and 2, usually type 2. The proportion of herpes caused by HSV-1 continues to increase among women and MSM (men who have sex with men). HSV-2 is more likely to recur and may require suppressive therapy.

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