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Archive for ‘Herpes Treatment’Oyster Herpes: Is it Latest Symptom of Global Warming?

Posted on 09. Aug, 2010 by Doctor.

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Don’t worry— oyster herpes isn’t a new side effect of eating “the food of love.” The incurable, deadly virus is, however, alarming fishing communities in Europe, where oyster herpes seems to be spreading—and could go on spreading as seas continue to warm, experts say. In July lab testing of farmed oysters detected the first known […]

Continue ReadingNew Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts | Genital Warts protection

Posted on 24. Jul, 2010 by Doctor.

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A new study finds that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects not only against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, but also helps prevent genital warts and low-grade cervical growths. The findings are published in the July 21 online edition of BMJ. Health officials in the United States have been urging vaccination of […]

Continue ReadingCircumcision may lower risk of genital wart virus

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 by Doctor.

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Circumcision has been found to lower men’s risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex, and now new findings suggest that it also cuts the risk of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) in both HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. The findings, from two studies in Uganda, suggest there may be additional benefits to offering circumcision […]

Continue ReadingU.S. herpes rates remain high

Posted on 28. Mar, 2010 by Doctor.

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About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. Black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and women were nearly twice likely as men to be infected, […]

Continue ReadingShocking Report: Half of Black Women Have Herpes! | herpes in women

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by Doctor.

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ATLANTA – About 1 in 6 Americans (16.2 percent) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), according to a national health survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HSV-2 is a lifelong and incurable infection that can cause recurrent and painful genital […]

Continue ReadingHerpes Drug Might Also Slow HIV Progression

Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by Doctor.

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New research suggests that people who are infected with both HIV-1, a strain of the AIDS virus, and herpes simplex virus type 2 could benefit in more than one way by taking a herpes drug acyclovir. In addition to treating herpes, the medication appears to also slow the progression of HIV. “While the HIV-disease ameliorating […]

Continue ReadingGenital Herpes May Never Go Dormant

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by Doctor.

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Herpes, the sexually transmitted disease that causes genital lesions, never truly goes into a dormant state, new research suggests. As a matter of fact, even when it’s not causing an outbreak, the virus is shedding tiny bits of itself in the genital tract. While the study did not specifically address whether or not the very […]

Continue ReadingTreatment for oral herpes

Posted on 04. Jul, 2008 by Doctor.

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The antiviral medications available in pill form (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) have been specifically developed for the treatment of genital herpes. However, it is not uncommon for health care providers to prescribe the antiviral drugs to those who have frequent or severe outbreaks of oral herpes. A recent study found valacyclovir (Valtrex®) to be effective for […]

Continue ReadingTreatment for genital herpes

Posted on 04. Jul, 2008 by Doctor.

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There are three antiviral medications that are FDA-approved for the treatment of genital herpes: Acyclovir The oldest antiviral medication for herpes is acyclovir. Acyclovir is available as a generic drug and is also sold under the brand name Zovirax®. It has been available since 1982 in a topical form (as an ointment) and sold since […]

Continue ReadingGenital Herpes: Stigma Still Strong

Posted on 20. Jun, 2008 by Doctor.

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Genital herpes is common but it still carries a big social stigma, an online poll shows. The poll included 503 U.S. adults with genital herpes and about 1,400 other adults who said they didn’t have genital herpes. Participants answered questions about their relationships and views of genital herpes. They ranked genital herpes second for social […]

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