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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 Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:58:55 +0800 |
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and other allergens such as animal danders, dust mites, pollens and molds. Common triggers in children are infections including the viruses Coxsackie A, Epstein-Barr virus, Hepa...

Did'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:53:32 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from a now-extinct relative. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

This early human ancestor is to blame for genital herpes
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:21:44 +0800 | - Health
Herpes has been around a long time, to say the least. (Source: - Health)

Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(University of Cambridge) New research uses innovative data modeling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to carry HSV2 -- the genital herpes virus -- across the species barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:38:38 +0800 | Health Care:Physician Practices headlines
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Mothers-to-be at higher risk from STIs from oral sex
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:48:09 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
STIs in pregnancy can cause serious problems for a baby. Genital herpes in third trimester means there's a 50% chance baby will get it, says nurse and author Terri Warren from Portland, Oregon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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...

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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