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Patient's Guide to Herpes

Did you know that herpes virus infections are common in both men and women? We hope you find answers to your questions about herpes in this section, which explores the various types of herpes, including Herpes Simplex Virus and herpes in pregnancy.

Herpes Content

Herpes Simplex Virus Facts

Cold Sores

Genital Herpes

Medical Treatment


Herpes Articles

  • The Facts About Cold Sores
    Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of this virus and cold sores are usually caused by type 1...

  • The Facts About Genital Herpes
    Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus; there are two types of this virus and genital herpes is usually caused by type 2 (known as HSV-2)...

  • Cold Sores - How to Prevent and Treat Them
    An estimated 1 in 5 Canadians is affected by cold sores each year, and on average people experience 2 to 3 outbreaks per year...