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Herpes is an infection that causes sores or ulcers. It is caused by a virus called Herpes simplex and can be of 2 types – HSV-1 and 2. HSV-1 is mostly responsible for infection above the waist while HSV-2 causes sores below the waist, usually in the genital area. Genital herpes is caused by HSV-2.

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The day is commemorated every year on April 25 to create awareness about an ancient disease.