Genital herpes is a chronic condition that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or type 2. It is also referred to as a sexually transmitted infection as it can be passed on to others through intimate sexual contact. It is a common condition, especially between people aged 20-24 years.
Genital herpes causes an individual to develop blisters or ulcers in their genital area that might be painful. Apart from these it does not cause any visible changes in your body.