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Genital herpes refers to an infection of the genital region by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Either or both herpes simplex type 1 and/or 2 may be involved.

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How Common Are STIs?
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:01:06 +0800 |
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...

Early Symptoms of Genital Herpes
Thu, 18 May 2017 14:00:00 +0800 |

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:02:50 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even years and exhibit no noticeable symptoms,” says Samuel Malloy, M.D., cofounder and medical director of DrFelix. Chlamydia is the STI most likely to appear without sympt...

How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:03:53 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you. If you’re into that, I want you to know first that I have genital herpes.’ I like to give people space to ask questions, and I frame it as a discussion that...

Short Film Explores What It’s Like To Find Out You Have An STI
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:21:37 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
A new short film from BuzzFeed Yellow shows just how terrifying it can be to find out you have a sexually transmitted infection.  The video titled “Getting Tested” features a young woman going to the doctor to find out if she has an STI. The film is an important reminder of how easily people can contract STIs; it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve slept with or if you’ve mostly had safe sex ― a lot of it comes down to bad luck.  As the young woman is laying on the doctor’s table getting the exam, she says, “This is really not like me... I’ve only had sex with, like, five people.” The doctor tells her she might have genital herpes, but it’s much more common that most people realize. One in every six&nb...

Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:36:52 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the meantime, the decision of whether a woman should have a pelvic exam should be shared between the patient and the doctor, the report said. The decision should consider the e...

Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0800 | NHS News Feed
Conclusion This was a Norwegian case-control study that looked at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with the risk of neurological developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their children. The study initially found no association between any of the pathogens during pregnancy or after delivery, and the development of ASD in boys or girls. Further investigations suggested that high levels of HSV-2 virus antibodies during mid-pregnancy were associated with increased risk of the development of ASD in boys. The researchers suggest that the suspected risk of ASD associated with high levels of virus is not down to the HSV-2 virus itself but the impact of inflammation and the subsequent activation of the immune system on child development during...

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:18:01 +0800 | ScienceDaily Headlines
Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

Medical News Today: Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Results appear in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Related Concepts

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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