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Gonorrhea - CDC Fact Sheet

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This information sheet discusses gonorrhea, a common STD that can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. Topics include transmission, prevention, risk, symptoms, testing and treatment. The sheet also discusses complications if the disease is left untreated and its effect on a pregnant woman and her baby.

Genital Herpes - CDC Fact Sheet

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This information sheet discusses genital herpes, the STD caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). It lists symptoms; diagnosis and transmission methods, including perinatal transmission; complications of genital herpes; the effect on pregnant women and their infants; prevention measures; and the treatment to shorten or suppress outbreaks, since there is no cure for herpes. Contact information is provided for accessing the services of national health organizations.

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