herpes simplex 2

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Related to herpes simplex 2: herpes simplex 1, Hsv2
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Noun1.herpes simplex 2 - a herpes virus that can cause genital herpes
herpes simplex virus, herpes simplex - a herpes virus that affects the skin and nervous system
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Lab tests show that herpes simplex 1 is more sensitive to acyclovir than is herpes simplex 2, says Fife.
Lee says he now has preliminary evidence that such anti-Ras drugs also work in cells to fight the sexually transmitted virus, herpes simplex 2.
Genital herpes, also called herpes simplex 2, infects roughly 22 percent of adults in the United States and between 7 and 28 percent of Europeans, depending on the country.