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
Translations

genital herpes

nHerpes genitalis m
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In the new study, researchers at Yale University gave either the new combo treatment, or the vaccine or cream alone, to guinea pigs infected with genital herpes.
The company added that the patent, which has been assigned the US patent number 10,206,996, protects the use of its unique NanoVax adjuvant platform in the development of a vaccine that provides protection against HSV-1 and HSV-2, the two viruses that can cause genital herpes.
Oral-genital contact, in particular, was found to be playing an important role in infection transmission for young adults, with 25% of infections among them being genital and leading to genital herpes.
People can have genital herpes for years without knowing it.
The virus is intermittently present in the mouth of healthy carriers and is spread by personal contact; genital herpes is spread by s3xual contact with an infected person and is a venereal disease.
She requests HSV testing as she learned that genital herpes is common and it can be transmitted to the baby.
The unidentified woman claims to have experienced "emotional distress" following her genital herpes diagnosis, according to the legal documents.
Out of the 51 STI patients studied, 21 patients were diagnosed as genital herpes and the rest 30 patients had 'other STIs' which consisted of 14 cases of latent syphilis, of unknown duration, 9 cases of condylomata acuminata, 1 case of chancroid and 2 cases of mixed STIs.
The public continues to harbor misperceptions about the severity of genital herpes and the availability of effective treatment, which adds to disproportionate stigmatization of those infected.
Drugs include acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are prescribed for genital herpes therapy and based on the condition drugs are given to patient orally and intravenously.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Genital Herpes, complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
The new estimates highlight, however, that HSV-1 is also an important cause of genital herpes. Some 140 million people aged 15 to 49 years are infected with genital HSV-1 infection, primarily in the Americas, Europe, and the Western Pacific.