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

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Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An experimental vaccine intended to protect women against genital herpes disease proved ineffective in a recent study.
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus, the same virus that causes cold sores.
population is infected with genital herpes, but more than two-thirds of those people don't know it: Their symptoms fall short of the blisterlike lesions that strike some patients.
A major contributor to the continuation of an ongoing epidemic of genital herpes is that most people with the infection are unaware that they have it.
There were less than half of the cases of genital herpes caused by HSV-1 -- 58 percent fewer in women who received the investigational vaccine compared to women who received the control vaccine.
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.
Recommended Dosage: For genital herpes, 1,000 mg twice a day for 1 day, started at the first sign or symptom of a recurrence, such as tingling, itching, burning, or appearance of lesions, followed by the second dose about 12 hours later.
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.
Among the major implications of this trend is the potential utility of the genital herpes vaccine that is being developed, since it targets only HSV-2, and HSV-2 antibodies do not confer protection against HSV-1, she pointed out.