- a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 2, characterized primarily by transient blisters on and around the genitals.
Also called herpes genitalis.
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- a sexually transmitted disease caused by a variety of the herpes simplex virus in which painful blisters occur in the genital region
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- A highly contagious, sexually transmitted viral infection caused by herpesvirus type two and characterized by painful lesions in the genital and anal regions.
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