Martin J. Gabica MD


Herpes simplex virus type 1 symptoms (cold sores)

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) can cause groups of small blisters that usually appear on the lip and around or inside the mouth. The groups of blisters are commonly called cold sores. They may be itchy or painful.

Herpes Tests

Herpes tests are done to find the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful sores that look like blisters on the skin or the tissue lining ( mucous membranes ) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina. A herpes infection may cause only a single outbreak of sores, but in many…

HPV: Should I Get the Vaccine?

Guides through decision to get the HPV vaccine. Explains the vaccination process. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is an infection spread through sexual contact. In men, it most often infects the urethra. In women, it usually infects the urethra, cervix, or both. It also can infect the rectum, anus, throat, and pelvic organs. In rare cases, it can infect the eyes. Gonorrhea does not cause problems if you…