herpes simplex virus

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Noun1.herpes simplex virus - a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
herpes simplex 1, HS1, HSV-1, HSV-I - a herpes virus that causes oral herpes
herpes simplex 2, HS2, HSV-2, HSV-II - a herpes virus that can cause genital herpes
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New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2.
HIV infection among youth in a South African mining town is associated with herpes simplex virus-2 seropositivity and sexual behavior.
Genital herpes usually is caused by herpes simplex virus-2 and can affect the genital region, causing skin irritations of the anus, vagina, and penis.

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