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Hey. Is herpes a serious medical problem? And what is the treatment for this? And is it a permanent medical problem once i get infected by it?

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replied May 15th, 2016
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A57179
Herpes simplex [HSV] is a virus that is transmitted by sexual route.
Few people among them infected with HSV, develop labial or genital lesions.The majority are either undiagnosed or display no physical symptoms—individuals with no symptoms are described as asymptomatic or as having subclinical herpes.
This is though widespread but not a serious infection except in cancer patients or diabetic patients or those with HIV or receiving chemotherapy due to various reasons.

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