Genital herpes is one of the three most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in the United States and one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010). Genital HSV infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010 (CDC Publication Vol. 59, No. RR-12), pp. 20–25. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/STD-Treatment-2010-RR5912.pdf.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||December 21, 2010|