Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

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Please see below for reliable medical information on Herpes Simplex Virus Infection produced by alternative providers.

NHS website
www.nhs.uk/conditions (cold sores)

www.nhs.uk/conditions (genital herpes)

Patient UK
www.patient.info/health (cold sores)

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers comply with the Information Standard and give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

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Herpes Viruses Association

Helpline: 0845 123 2305
Email: info@herpes.org.uk
Website: herpes.org.uk

The Association is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 291657. It provides information and support to those who have symptoms of herpes viruses, and to the public and medical profession. 

Group details last reviewed December 2023.

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