genital herpes


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genital herpes

n.
A highly contagious, sexually transmitted viral infection of the genital and anal regions caused by herpes simplex and characterized by small clusters of painful blisters.

genital herpes

n
(Pathology) a sexually transmitted disease caused by a variety of the herpes simplex virus in which painful blisters occur in the genital region

gen′ital her′pes


n.
a sexually transmitted disease caused by a herpes simplex virus, typically affecting the genitals.
[1975–80]

genital herpes

A sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus.
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Noun1.genital herpes - an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
herpes simplex - an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
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genital herpes

nHerpes genitalis m
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Recent Population Council research offers new insights on the biological events leading to HIV infection in people with genital herpes.
Researchers measured viral shedding in about 500 people with genital herpes and found that the virus was detected about 20 percent of the time, regardless of whether individuals had active herpes lesions.
Dear reader, GENITAL herpes is passed on by having sex with someone with the virus or oral sex if your lover has a cold sore.
Another factor contributing to the high rate of unrecognized disease is that many patients who have been screened for STDs believe they have been tested for genital herpes.
Risk-reduction strategies also should be discussed, including avoiding sexual contact when symptoms or lesions are present and using latex barrier protection and suppressive therapy There are three oral antiviral drugs--acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir--approved for the treatment of genital herpes.
The woman, who wants to be anonymous, found all the dating and friendship websites for people with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) ( such as HIV and genital herpes ( were based in North America.
Famvir is the first and only antiviral approved to treat recurrent genital herpes in a single day," said Gregory Geba, MD MPH, Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head of Respiratory, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track status to review VivaGel, a microbiological gel that women would apply hours before engaging in sexual intercourse to prevent transmission of HIV and genital herpes, according to the Australian-based company, Starpharma.
The study was conducted between 1998 and 2001 among clinic clients who were being screened for participation in an international trial of drug therapy to prevent transmission of genital herpes.
Genital herpes represents a significant market opportunity for VivaGel(TM) as there is currently no cure and no sufficiently wide-spread, effective means of protection", said Dr John Raff, CEO of Starpharma.
Finding a vaccine to prevent genital herpes would spare women these problems.