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Herpes Information from the CDC

 
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Genital herpes is a common sexually-transmitted viral infection, and can be contagious even when no symptoms are present.

Symptoms typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth that break and leave open sores.

Herpes is estimated to affect nearly one out of every three Americans.

Additional Resources

For more information contact:

  • Your local health office, or call our Health Info Hotline at 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948)
  • The National STD and AIDS Hotlines, 1-800-227-8922 or 1-800-342-2437. (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Spanish: 1-800-344-7432 from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Central time
  • Hearing-impaired: 1-800-243-7889 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central time
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Last reviewed on Mar 14, 2014
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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