What is included in patient education about herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Sean P McGregor, DO, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients who are immunocompetent should be reassured that the disease does not cause serious harm. However, physical and psychological concerns must be validated, and appropriate counseling is warranted.

For patient education resources, visit the Sexual Health Center, Oral Health Center, and Skin Conditions and Beauty Center. Also, see the patient education articles Genital Herpes, Genital Herpes in Woman, Oral Herpes, and Eczema.

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