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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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Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Medical News Today: What to know about anal herpes
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Anal herpes is a form of genital herpes. Like genital herpes, it is caused by HSV-2 and is passed on through sexual contact. Anal herpes causes blisters or sores around the anus. It can be treated using antiviral medication. In this article, we discuss how to identify this condition, treatments, and prevention methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Genital Herpes
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:00:00 +0800 |

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Fri, 11 May 2018 18:18:34 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:42:33 +0800 | NYT Health
About half of Americans aged 14 to 49 have HSV-1 or HSV-2. The latter, genital herpes, infects twice as many women as men. (Source: NYT Health)

Half of Americans have cold sores 12% have genital herpes
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 03:14:09 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Both the typically oral and genital forms of herpes are common STDs that cause lesions which can leave people vulnerable to other infections, like HIV. New CDC data reveal that rates of herpes are finally falling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 23:02:04 +0800 | WebMD Health
Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. (Source: WebMD Health)

Fewer Americans Have Herpes, But the Number is Still High
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:01:26 +0800 | TIME: Health
A new federal report reveals some good news about herpes: fewer Americans are getting the virus. However, nearly half of American adults have the first type of herpes simplex virus. According to the new findings, released Wednesday by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS)—part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—the prevalence of both strains of herpes is down. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) can both cause outbreaks of sores. HSV-1 typically causes cold sores on or around the mouth and is often spread by kissing, and HSV-2 can cause genital outbreaks and is spread by sexual intercourse. But it’s now common to get genital herpes from both strains, likely because of oral sex. “This is an excellent finding, because...

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)

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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