A virus that is transmitted through sexual contact including vaginal and anal intercourse, oral-genital contact, and rubbing naked genitals together. Seventy percent (70%) of new herpes cases are transmitted by someone who shows no obvious symptoms. Most genital herpes symptoms are mild, and most people who have it don’t know they have it. There is no cure, but medications can help control the symptoms and make is less likely that you will spread it. See the CDC website for more information about herpes: www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/