a. A young man presents to his primary care physician with genital lesions and he is told that he has herpes. He refuses to believe this diagnosis because he is in a long-standing relationship with a woman who clearly has never shown signs of vaginal herpes lesions. Construct an informative response to this patient based upon the information in this chapter.
b. Thinking about the previous question, explain why the actual number of people in the United States who have genital herpes may be a lot higher than official statistics depict.