Human beings are the only carriers of Herpes Simplex Virus

Human beings are the only carriers of Herpes Simplex Virus...

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Human beings are the only carriers of Herpes Simplex Virus; this also makes it the most common sexually transmitted disease. Genital herpes is usually caused by Type 2 Herpes Simplex Virus but can also be caused by Type 1. Herpes is transmitted through skin or mucus membrane contact, upon infection the herpes ulcers spreads locally and is generally short lived. There is no cure for herpes, although researchers are presently working on a possible vaccine. Once you are infected you will always have the virus. Just because you have the virus does not mean that the ulcers will be present all the time. Herpes breakouts may not happen ever again to someone who is infected but outbreaks can be reoccurring. Some
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Unformatted text preview: factors to reoccurrence in herpes are stress, fever, pneumonia, or possible menstruation. Valtrex and Zovirax are commonly prescribed medicines to help control the herpes virus. The amino acid Lysine has also been proven to help control herpes and lysine ointment will possibly stop an outbreak. Herpes Treament . (2010). Retrieved January 28, 2011, from website: Pathogenesis of Herpes Simplex Viruses Infection . (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2011, from
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR 200-03 taught by Professor Morton during the Winter '11 term at Kaplan University.

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