• Genital herpes is an STI caused by a herpes virus.
  • In the United States, as many as one in four people are infected with the virus.
  • Symptoms of genital herpes include painful blisters on the genitals.
  • The virus remains in the body, causing periodic outbreaks of blisters.
  • Outbreaks may be triggered by stress, illness, or other factors.
  • A person with genital herpes is most likely to transmit the virus during an outbreak.
  • HPV may cause genital warts, which are small, rough growths.
  • It may also cause cancer of the cervix in females.
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