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Just Diagnosed: Genital Herpes
So your doctor calls you with bad news. That questionable bump is actually genital herpes. Now what? First, you’re probably freaking out. When? How? Genital herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (usually HSV2) through sexual contact. Most importantly, it’s important to remember that your dating life isn’t over, but that you will need to be careful. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but does signal that you need to take steps to protect yourself in the future. You can transmit the virus to others, even if you aren’t in the midst of an outbreak. Thankfully, there are medications you can take to manage the symptoms. Get more information on this illness at herpesconnection.com and seek more advice from your medical provider.