Fast Facts About Herpes

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Herpes can be caused by the herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 virus (HSV-2)
  • It’s one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and can be classified into two types: genital herpes or oral herpes
  • Around 776,000 new herpes cases are recorded annually

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