HSV-2


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Synonyms for HSV-2

a herpes virus that can cause genital herpes

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In a nonprimary infection, newly acquired infection with HSV-1 or HSV-2 occurs in a person with pre-existing antibodies to the other virus.
Quantifying the effect of HSV-2 infection on HIV acquisition has important public health implications, particularly in high-prevalence settings where coinfection is common, because prevention of HSV-2 infection .
To derive the prevalence of asymptomatic HSV-2 infection among patients with other STIs and general population.
Conclusion: The findings in this study confirmed the presence of HSV-2 infection in Zaria metropolis, Kaduna state with seroprevalence comparable to rates reported in various towns and cities in Nigeria and other countries of the world.
Tenofovir has been shown to have in vitro activity against HSV-2, providing biologic plausibility to the Partners PrEP study finding, but the 90% effective concentration of the drug required to achieve strong anti-HSV-2 activity in the laboratory makes it likely that good adherence to daily oral PrEP is necessary to see the clinical benefit in terms of reduced HSV-2 acquisition, Dr.
Although HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections affect different parts of the body, and have different manners of transmission, their clinical manifestations and symptoms can overlap.
Overall, 50% of HIV-positive patients had HSV-2 IgG antibodies.
protected mice against HSV-2 when applied between 8 hours before and 4 hours after vaginal challenge with a low dose of HSV-2
HSV-2 can cause painful sores in genital areas, and these sores can reappear.
In vitro studies have shown helicase-primase inhibitors to be more potent antivirals against both HSV-1 and HSV-2, in comparison with acyclovir.
Previous research has established that a synergistic relationship exists between HSV-2 infection and HIV transmission and acquisition, and that populations with high l-ISV-2 prevalence often have high rates of HIV infection.
The finding that treatment does not fully prevent HSV-2 transmission underscores the need for patients to use condoms and adopt safe sex practices, and it also prompts reconsideration of "the nature of latency and reactivation of chronic HSV," Dr.
The study enrolled 8,323 women between ages 18 and 30 who did not have HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection at the start of the study.
5) Genital HSV-2 infection increases the likelihood of HIV acquisition and transmission (2,6) and interventions to prevent or treat HSV-2 infection have the potential to reduce the population transmission of HIV.