Herpes Simplex

Herpes Simplex is a common viral sexually transmitted disease.  An estimated one in eight people in the United States aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes.


Most have NO symptoms.

Health problems

Causes painful blisters and sores on the genital area that reoccur. Can cause severe problems with newborns if exposed.


Symptoms treated with drugs but CANNOT be cured.


There is no vaccine for Herpes Simplex.

image of HSV virus

estimated to be newly infected each year

CDC information on Herpes Simplex