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Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)
can cause groups of small blisters or sores that usually occur on or around the genitals or the anus. This is called genital herpes. In men, genital herpes often appears on the shaft of the penis. In women, it often appears around the opening of the vagina. The sores may be itchy or painful.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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