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Meet the herpes virus family

Meet the herpes virus family

Quick facts about herpes: • One in four adults or thirty million Americans have the herpes virus. • The vast majority (eighty to 90 percent) of people with genital herpes HAVE NOT been diagnosed. • There is no cure for herpes and anyone who is sexually active is at risk for getting the herpes virus. [...]

July 29, 2012 Susan STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Meet the herpes virus family

Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

ScienceDaily (July 15, 2009) — Condom use is associated with a reduced risk of contracting herpes simplex virus 2, according to a report based on pooled analysis of data from previous studies. Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) typically causes genital herpes, a chronic, life-long, viral infection. Although studies indicate that consistent condom use reduces the [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Herpes Comments Off on Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

Diagnosing herpes

Diagnosing herpes

Taking a Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2-Specific Ab, IgG is extremely important if you’re sexually active and think you’ve been exposed to HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). There is no cure for herpes, and it’s estimated by experts that 60 million Americans have the virus that causes genital herpes. Anyone who is sexually active [...]

July 21, 2012 Susan Herpes, Women's Health Comments Off on Diagnosing herpes