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What does HSV-2 stand for?

HSV-2 stands for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

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Both herpes simplex virus type 1 and herpes simplex virus type 2 are members of the herpes virus family and typically, herpes simplex virus type 2 causes lesions and blisters in the genital area.
Heterosexual men who undergo medical circumcision can significantly reduce their risk of acquiring two common sexually transmitted infections -- herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of genital herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancer and genital warts, according to a report in the March 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).