• There is no “safe” sex.
  • Condoms do not necessarily prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Genital herpes is a viral infection that can cause painful genital sores and causes recurrent outbreaks.
  • Many people are infected with herpes virus and are now aware of the infection.
  • The herpes virus is spread by direct person-to-person contact.
  • An infected person may transmit the virus to others even if no symptoms are present.
  • There is no cure for genital herpes, but viral shedding and outbreaks can be reduced with antiviral medications.