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    Primary Infection Paper

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    Genital Herpes (Hawkins, J., et al, 2014) Primary Infections can present multiples lesions in both males and females. It is most commonly seen in the male’s penis, buttocks, thighs and females’ labia, fourchette, cervix, buttocks, thigh, nipples. -Myalgia -Arthralgia -Malaise -Fever, lymphadenopathy -Dysuria on both males and females -Dyspareunia -Headaches (can be a sign of Herpes Meningitis) If this is a recurrent genital lesions- it is less painful, no systemic symptoms , unilateral and will present with prodromal symptoms like itching, burning and/or tingling at site where lesions appear. Primary Infection: -Check temperature and blood pressure. -Examination of the genitalia will hsow vesicular lesions containing cloudy liquid or erythematous base. Vesicles will break, lesions will coalesce forming ulcerative lesions with irregular borders, macerated if in moist areas. -Male and female lesions are painful and examination can be difficult -Groin : Inguinal adenopathy may be present. -Abdomen: Bladder distension, secondary to urinary retention may be presented most commonly found in women. -Check for atypical presentations as cystitis, meningitis, encephalitis, urethritis, ocular lesions. May include HSV Types 1 and 2. Scrape lesions for samples for: 1. Virology culture with typing 2. Genital lesions- consider GC culture, serology test for syphilis, Chlamydia test ( may need to wait until follow- up visit if infection is severe. 3. Herpes can be diagnosed through tissue…

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    HSV-1 goes to the family Herpesviridae and subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae (Salvaggio, 2015). HSV-1 affects 15%–80% of people of various ethnic groups (Corey and Wald, 1999). HSV-2 is known as genital herpes, though anyone can get HSV-2 through intercouse and it is a STD it 's not as terrible as many of the other STD 's that are out there. Now HSV-1 is not an STD but it is from the herpes virus. The size and structure is 15 nm in thickness,125 nm in diameter, and it has four different layer first…

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    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) was first reported over 2,000 years ago by the Greeks who used the term herpes, meaning creepy or crawling (Drugge & Jackson Allen, 2008, p. 455). It is known today as an infectious organism that affects populations equally worldwide (Drugge & Jackson Allen, 2008). In 2004, reports showed that 60% to 95% of the older adult population suffered from HSV-1 and at least 40% of them had been infected since age fifteen (Drugge & Jackson Allen, 2008). ). It is one of the most…

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    Essay On Herpes

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    Home Treatment tips for Herpes What causes Herpes? Herpes disease is caused by the herpes virus. The two most common types of the herpes virus are herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV1 and HSV-2 respectively). HSV-1 is usually leads to oral herpes or cold sores. Data indicates that 90 % of adults have Herpes virus 1. HSV-2 causes Genital Herpes, which is the most common sexually transmitted disease among adults in the world. You should be aware that the disease is incurable,…

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    Simplex Virus

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    Genital herpes simplex virus 2 is a global medical problem with significant physical and psychological morbidities. This review is aimed toward health professionals who are involved with patients with genital herpes since medical management is often unsatisfactory. The standard therapy for management of genital herpes infections include acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famcyclovir. Alternate methods for those who are adverse to these drugs are discussed. Results shows standard therapy is preferred…

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    The Herpes Simplex Virus, more well known as herpes, is a viral disease that causes sores and blisters. It can be spread by the direct contact of an infected area to a non infected area or by the infected area touching an object and an unaffected area also touching that object (such as towels, fingers, ect). There are two types of the Herpes Simplex Virus; herpes type 1 (HSV­1) and herpes type 2 (HSV­2). Herpes type 1, or oral herpes, usually consists of blisters or sores around the mouth area.…

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    Herpes Virus

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    What is Herpes? Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a viral infection that is caused by multiple herpes viruses. They can produce cold sores, genital inflammation or even conjunctivitis. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is also known as oral herpes. It can cause cold sores and fever blisters around your mouth and/or on your face. HSV-1 is less contagious than . While as HSV-2 generally is responsible for genital herpes outbreaks. What is Zosters?…

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    Herpes Simplex Virus

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    reactivate and the virus starts transcribing its genes again. It is important to state that once a person has been infected with Herpes Simplex Virus, this virus will remain latent in the hosts body for years and will eventually reactivate periodically causing the disease. Different stimuli can cause the virus to leave its dormant state such as, fever, trauma, emotional stress, sunlight, and menstruation. Herpes Simplex Virus can be transmitted into the host body through direct contact between…

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    Herpes Case Study

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    Genital Herpes is a recurrent, lifelong sexually transmitted infection (STI) with no cure. It is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two forms of the Herpes simplex virus. Herpes Simplex 1 and Herpes Simplex 2. Genital Herpes is caused by HSV 2. The difference between these two viral strains are HSV 1 typically causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth. Although, this strain can be spread to the genital area during oral sex, even when physical signs of an outbreak…

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    The biological foundation of living organisms, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), carries the genetic information for the structure, growth, and reproduction of all known life. Even before the discovery of DNA, or its purpose for that matter, humankind has had influence over the genomes of other forms of life through selective reproduction. Without the knowledge of genetics it was discovered that by breeding the two fluffiest sheep of a flock, fluffier sheep would be produced. As with plants, by…

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