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Non-STD herpes

Herpes or Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a viral infection with 2 forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2. These infections can result in oral cold sores, genital cold sores, or both. The World Health Organisation esti...

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HSV 2 transmission female to male

HSV 2 or herpes simplex virus 2 is a viral infection. HSV can come in 2 forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2. The World Health Organisation estimates that 3.7 billion people under 50 have HSV-1 globally, while 491 ...

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Genital herpes during pregnancy — when is the newborn at risk?

There are two main strands of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), type 1 and type 2. The first type is responsible for most oral herpes, which is more popularly known as cold sores. This virus is present ...

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How to tell your partner about genital herpes?

The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a very common virus that comes in two subcategories: HSV-1 and HSV-2. The first type, HSV-1, causes oral herpes — more commonly known as cold sores — and ...

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Does Valacyclovir stop the spread of genital herpes?

There are two types of herpes (herpes simplex virus): HSV-1 and HSV-2. Oral herpes around the mouth and on the lips usually is caused by HSV-1, but not exclusively so. Around 70-80% of the population ...

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Acyclovir vs Valacyclovir

A herpes outbreak can be an unpleasant experience to deal with. Sadly, there is no cure or vaccine against the herpes simplex (HSV) or herpes zoster virus. But there are a few different medical treatm...

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What is Famciclovir used for?

Famciclovir is an antiviral prescription drug used in the treatment of infections caused by major types of herpes virus. A cure for herpes does not exist but antiviral medications can help patients to...

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Famciclovir - how long does it take to work?

Infections caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) including genital herpes (HSV-2) and cold sores (HSV-1) and those caused by herpes zoster (shingles) are incredibly common.  

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