HIV/AIDS Glossary

Genital Ulcer Disease

Any of several diseases that are characterized by genital sores. Genital ulcer diseases are usually sexually transmitted disease, including genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid. Genital ulcer diseases increase the risk of sexual transmission of HIV.

Related Term(s): Chancroid, Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) Infection, Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) Infection, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Syphilis

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