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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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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
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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)

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0800 | World Pharma News
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: World Pharma News)

Genital herpes vaccine shows promise in animal trials
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:08:15 +0800 | Health News: CBSNews.com
The vaccine could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

Could this jab STOP genital herpes?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:22:25 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Around 500 million people have genital herpes. But no experimental jab has ever achieved strong or consistent results in a clinical trial. Now, a jab at the University of Pennsylvania, has. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:34:44 +0800 | ScienceDaily Headlines
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)


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)
Contraception
(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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