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Herpes 1 (Note: Herpes - Link to Mayo Clinic)

1. Genital herpes is caused by a bacteria.
(Hint: HSV = Herpes Simplex Virus)
2. Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease.
3. Sexual contact is the primary way that genital HSV spreads, but it can be spread by "skin to skin" contact - especially in the genital area.
4. Fewer and fewer people have herpes each year. The chances of catching herpes sexually is decreasing each year.
5. There is no cure for herpes.
6. It is possible to have herpes and not have any symptoms. Many people have herpes and not even know it.
7. HSV 1 is always found in the oral cavity, and HSV 2 is always found in genital region.
8. Oral sex can not spread herpes.
9. The herpes virus can cause complications during preganacy and childbirth.
10. If no herpes sores or symptoms are present, HSV can not be spread to another person.


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