herpes simplex virus

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Noun1.herpes simplex virus - a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
herpes virus - 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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The ARIES HSV 1 & 2 Assay is a real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-PCR)-based qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for the direct detection and typing of herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 & 2) DNA in cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion specimens from symptomatic patients, or in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients suspected of HSV infections of the central nervous system.
Specific HSV-1 and HSV-2 IgG antibodies were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay HerpeSelect[R] HSV 1 and HSV-2 IgG (Focus Diagnostics).
Serologic tests for HSV 1 on samples collected before the outbreak from other gorillas in the confiscated gorilla's group showed that 2 clinically unaffected gorillas were seropositive for HSV-1.
While IgM tests may give misleading results and cannot distinguish between HSV 1 and HSV 2, this kit is both highly sensitive and specific.