What Are the Complications & Risks of Genital Herpes?


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Complications

Genital herpes does not generally cause other problems. However, it does increase your risk of contracting other STDs including HIV. Pregnant women who are infected with genital herpes can pass it to their baby and this can lead to severe problems and potentially even death. In patients with weakened immune systems it can also lead to herpes of the eyes which may eventually result in blindness.

Partners and Re-infection

Sexual partners can easily contract genital herpes even when you appear to be symptom free. They should be encouraged to be tested. Additionally, in order to protect your partner from infection, be sure to use your anti-viral drugs every day.

Get tested for Genital Herpes (HSV-2)

Genital herpes does not generally cause other problems. However, it does increase your risk of contracting other STDs including HIV. Act immediately and get tested today!

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Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD
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