Patient 1, 20, had recurring vaginal infections for a number of years, particularly stubborn herpes genitalis
00% of patients with herpes genitalis
in the study done by Shobhana et al.
Among HIV seropositive patients herpes genitalis
is primarily a disease of young adults, caused by two serotypes of herpes simplex virus (HSV), 1 and 2.
Antiviral therapy is most effective if begun within 72 hours of symptom onset in primary herpes genitalis
These effects have been confirmed in more recent and structured clinical studies, in both types of herpes simplex infection: cold sores by HSV-1 (Hoheisel, 2001), and herpes genitalis
by HSV-2 (Vynograd et al.
Historically, herpes labialis and herpes genitalis
have been associated with HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively.
Clinically he was diagnosed as a case of herpes genitalis
and treated with oral and topical acyclovir.
is typically caused by HSV-2; however, up to one-third of new cases are caused by HSV-1, usually resulting in a milder form of the infection appearing within three days to two weeks after initial exposure (Benedetti, Corey, & Ashley, 1994; Lafferty, Downey, Celum, & Wald, 2000; Langenberg, Corey, Ashley, Leong, & Straus, 1999; Yeung-Yue et al.
in women attending Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Zovirax Ointment is used topically for the treatment of herpes genitalis
(genital herpes) and Zovirax(R) Cream is used topically in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older).
s Zovirax sterile powder, it is also indicated for certain patients with herpes simplex encephalitis and herpes genitalis