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Introduction: HSV-2

Description of HSV-2

HSV-2 (medical condition): Genital Herpes is a common, sexually transmitted disease that affects the genitals and/or anus. It is an infectious condition, ...more

HSV-2: See also:

Genital herpes:
  »Introduction: Genital herpes
  »Symptoms of Genital herpes
  »Causes of Genital herpes
  »Treatments for Genital herpes

HSV-2: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for HSV-2:

HSV-2 as a Disease

HSV-2: Another name for Genital herpes (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Genital herpes
  »Symptoms of Genital herpes
  »Causes of Genital herpes
  »Treatments for Genital herpes

HSV-2: Related Diseases

HSV-2: HSV-2 is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of HSV-2

Some of the causes of HSV-2 are included in the list below:

  • HSV type 1 - though less common than HSV type 2, the HSV-1 virus from cold sores can also cause genital herpes.

Symptoms of HSV-2 (Genital herpes)

Some of the symptoms of HSV-2 incude:

  • No symptoms - it is possible to be infected and not know it
  • Sores - these can afflict various areas of the body

Treatments for HSV-2 (Genital herpes)

Treatments for HSV-2 (Genital herpes) include:

  • Acyclovir (Zovirax®) - an antiviral drug
  • Famciclovir (Famvir®)
  • Valacyclovir (Valtrex®)
  • Keep area clean and dry
  • Avoid touching sores

Treatment of HSV-2: For more treatment information about HSV-2, see treatment of Genital herpes (HSV-2)

HSV-2: Article Excerpts about Genital herpes

Genital Herpes: DSTD (Excerpt)

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV -1) and type 2 ... (Source: excerpt from Genital Herpes: DSTD)

Genital Herpes, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. There are two types of HSV, and... (Source: excerpt from Genital Herpes, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

HSV-2: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to HSV-2:

Terms associated with HSV-2:

For a description of HSV-2, see:

Source: CRISP

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More Medical Dictionary Topics

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  • Rhabditida Infections
  • Rhabditiform
  • Rhabditiform larva
  • Rhabditis-like
  • Rhabditoidea
  • Rhabdo-
  • Rhabdocyte
  • Rhabdoid
  • Rhabdoid tumor
  • Rhabdomyoblast
  • Rhabdomyoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Rhabdomyoma

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