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How the Herpes virus affects the skin.
  1. Genital Herpes (23)
  2. Herpes FAQ (0)
  3. Herpes Simplex (6)
  4. Herpes Zoster (9)
  5. Oral Herpes (8)

What Triggers Genital Herpes Infections?
Find out what factors or exposures can trigger a genital herpes infection.

Is There a Cure For Herpes?
Is there a cure for herpes? Find the answer in this FAQ.

Herpes Simplex Pictures
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes.

Herpes Trigger Poll
What triggers your herpes outbreak?

How the Herpes Simplex Virus Works
Find out more about how the herpes simplex virus causes infections and recurrences.

The First Genital Herpes Outbreak
The first genital herpes outbreak is much worse than recurrent genital herpes outbreaks.

Genital Herpes Treatments
More about the medications used to reduce the symptoms of genital herpes and reduce the occurance of genital herpes.

Genital Herpes Symptoms in Women
Even though the herpes simplex virus can infect men and women, the pattern of infection is different in women. Learn more about the symptoms women can get with genital herpes.

Cold Sores - Basic Information
Learn more about how the herpes simplex virus causes cold sores and who is at risk for cold sores.

Cold Sores - Treatments
There are several effective treatments for cold sores. This article discusses FDA-approved treatments for cold sores and antiviral medications that may be prescribed for cold sores "off-label".

Genital Herpes and Pregnancy
Under certain circumstances a pregnant woman can transmit the herpes simplex virus to her baby causing potentially deadly consequences. Find out more about genital herpes infections in pregnancy.

Reducing Risk Of Genital Herpes Transmission to Infants
Learn more about the measures taken by health care providers to reduce the risk of transmission of the herpes simplex virus to infants.

FDA Approves Zovirax for Cold Sores
Press release from GlaxoSmithKline about FDA approval of Zovirax as a treatment for cold sores.

All About Shingles
Shingles is a painful rash caused by reactivation of the chicken pox virus - varicella zoster. Learn more about how shingles is contracted and what the rash looks like.

Shingles Complications
Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Learn more about the potentially severe complications people can experience because of this disease.

Shingles Vaccine - Zostavax
The Zostavax vaccine can reduce your chanced of developing shingles. Learn more about the shingles vaccine, and who should and shouldn't receive it.

Shingles Treatment
Shingles is a painful rash caused by reactivation of the chicken pox virus - varicella zoster. Learn more about the treatment options for shingles and its complications.

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