Latest genital herpes Stories
The alarming fact is that over half of all Americans have oral herpes and at least twenty percent (one out of five) suffer from genital herpes or herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2).
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By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Testing people for the genital herpes virus, and encouraging them to tell their partners the results, may help control the spread of the infection, new study findings suggest. It's estimated that at least 20 percent of U.S.
By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with the antiviral drug valacyclovir, sold as Valtrex, curbs recurrent bouts of genital herpes in pregnant women, a study shows. Moreover, no safety concerns were identified in mothers, fetuses, or neonates exposed to the drug.
The chances of a baby being born with herpes are increased when the father is younger than 20 or whose age is unknown, and when the mother is younger than 25, Seattle researchers report.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Consistent condom use can lower both women's and men's risk of contracting the virus that causes genital herpes, researchers reported Monday.
By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many labs in the US are using outdated blood tests for genital herpes that often give erroneous results, according to a new report.