Your risk of becoming infected with genital herpes may increase if you:

  • Are a woman. Women are more likely to have genital herpes than are men. The virus is sexually transmitted more easily from men to women than it is from women to men.
  • Have multiple sexual partners. Each additional sexual partner raises your risk of being exposed to the virus that causes genital herpes.
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