Genital Herpes in Singapore: Genital herpes refers to an infection of the genital region by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Either or both herpes simplex type 1 and/or 2 may be involved.
Genital herpes is a chronic, life-long viral infection. Genital herpes is caused by the DNA Herpes simplex virus (HSV), usually HSV type 2, but type 1 infections are also possible. Transmission of the virus can occur through genital to genital, mouth to genital, genital to anal and mouth to anal contact.
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