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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Q&A: What women want to know about Zika

July 10, 2017
A Zika expert answers your questions about this virus and how it affects you and your family

Your Spring Break Survival Guide

March 13, 2017
Take precautions to make sure your vacation is as safe as it is fun

What YOU should know about HIV

December 1, 2016
Let's break the silence ...

Q&A: Your STD questions answered

March 11, 2016
Don’t be afraid to tackle the awkward topic of symptoms ‘down there’

10 common elderly health issues

February 11, 2016
Prepare to age successfully with this guide to senior health

You Asked: What is the difference (or lack thereof) between oral and genital herpes?

July 7, 2015

For a long time, the medical world made the distinction between oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2), because it was thought that HSV-2 led to types of genital and oral cancers. Now we know that the human papilloma virus is the leading culprit for causing cancers specifically focused around the genitals and mouth, not herpes. However, HSV-1 and HSV-2 aren’t mutually exclusive; there is about a 20 percent crossover between the two types.