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Genital herpes in pregnancy: information for you
What is this leaflet about?
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types, HSV1 and HSV2. Both types can be found in the genital and anal area (genital herpes). Herpes simplex can also occur around the mouth and nose (cold sores) and fingers and hand (herpetic whitlows). This information is mainly about genital herpes in pregnancy.
Who produced this leaflet?
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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