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Lack of knowledge, unreliable testing feed the stigma of herpes
Modern Healthcare

Medically speaking, it’s just a rash: an extremely common rash infecting about 1 in 5 Americans. But most people with the underlying virus don’t know they have it.

A diagnosis of the genital form of herpes—herpes simplex virus 2, or HSV-2—can send patients into a tailspin and depression, and at first can threaten romantic relationships.