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Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It’s caused by a virus called herpes simplex. Herpes infection is very common and many people have the virus without ever knowing it. Most people with genital herpes will only get mild symptoms but others will get painful symptoms.
This booklet gives you information about genital herpes, what you can do if you’re worried you might have the infection, and advice on how to protect yourself and your partner(s).