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When symptoms recur, they usually come on during times of emotional stress or illness.
The only way to know whether they are the result of HSV or another condition is to be checked by a health care provider.
Genital herpes is diagnosed with a physical exam and typically confirmed with a swab test or a blood test. But the symptoms can be lessened and prevented with treatment.
Most cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
That's because in most people it produces either no symptoms or very mild ones.
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