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How does genital herpes affect people with a weakened immune system?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

People with weakened immune systems, such as those with AIDS, may experience more severe symptoms during a genital herpes outbreak. Sores may be more painful or take a longer time to heal. Talk to your doctor if you have a weakened immune system and genital herpes.

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