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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...


HSV 2 transmission female to male

HSV or herpes simplex virrus, 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 million people aged 15-49 ha...


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 ...


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 ...


Does Valacyclovir stop the spread of genital herpes?

There are two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Herpes which occurs around the mouth and on the lips is usually, but not always, caused by HSV-1.  Around 70-80% of the populati...


Acyclovir vs Valacyclovir

A herpes outbreak can be an unpleasant experience to deal with. Sadly, there is no cure for the herpes simplex (HSV) or herpes zoster virus. But there are a few medical treatment options from whi...


What is Famciclovir used for?

Famciclovir is an antiviral prescription medication 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 ...


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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