Genital Herpes Singapore | STD

Genital Herpes in Singapore: Genital herpes refers to an infection of the genital region by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Either or both herpes simplex type 1 and/or 2 may be involved.

 


 

DEFINITION

Genital herpes is a chronic, life-long viral infection. Genital herpes is caused by the DNA Herpes simplex virus (HSV), usually HSV type 2, but type 1 infections are also possible. Transmission of the virus can occur through genital to genital, mouth to genital, genital to anal and mouth to anal contact.

References

  1. BASHH. (2007). National Guideline for the Management of Genital Herpes. Retrieved from http://www.bashh.org/documents/115/115.pdf
  2. Corey, L., Wald, A., Patel, R., Sacks, S.L., Tyring, S.K., et. al. (2004). Once-Daily Valacyclovir to Reduce The Risk of Transmission of Genital Herpes. N Engl J Med, 1;350(1):11-20. Retrieved from PubMed.
  3. Ministry of Health. (2011). Management of genital ulcers and discharges – MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/2009. Retrieved from http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/HPP/Doctors/cpg_medical/current/2009/Mx%20of%20Genital%20Ulcers%20and%20Discharges%20Booklet.pdf
  4. Sen. P., & Barton, S.E. (2007). Genital Herpes and Its Management. BMJ, 19;334(7602):1048-52
  5. Workowski, K. & Berman, S. (2010). CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines (2010). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5912a1.htm

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