genital herpes


Definition of genital herpes

: herpes simplex of the type typically affecting the genitalia

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Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, at a conference in Austin, the twenty-eight-year-old biohacker Aaron Traywick live-streamed his self-injection of a D.I.Y. treatment for genital herpes. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "The Rogue Experimenters," 18 May 2020 Most cases of genital herpes involve HSV-2, WHO researchers reported. NBC News, "Herpes virus infects billions of people worldwide. Why isn't there a vaccine yet?," 4 May 2020 Herpes Simplex Virus-2, or genital herpes, can cause blistering sores and ulcers that eventually become scabs. Christina Oehler,, "Is Blue Waffle Disease Real? Here’s What a Gynecologist Says," 23 July 2019 In one study from the University of North Carolina, researchers followed couples (in which one partner had genital herpes) for eight months. Julia Naftulin And Amanda Macmillan,, "Why Herpes Isn't as Bad as You Think (and a Lot More Common)," 7 Nov. 2019 Few conditions have as scary a reputation as genital herpes. Julia Naftulin And Amanda Macmillan,, "Why Herpes Isn't as Bad as You Think (and a Lot More Common)," 7 Nov. 2019 Consistent and correct use of condoms has absolutely been shown to reduce the risk of spreading STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis (or trich), genital herpes, syphilis and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Why SNL's Pete Davidson is wrong about STDs," 14 Oct. 2019 For genital herpes, you will most likely be prescribed an antiviral medication like Valacyclovir or Acyclovir. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, ""I Have a Cold Sore. Does That Mean I Have Herpes?"," 22 Feb. 2019 Instead, talk to your doctor about treating oral or genital herpes outbreaks with prescription antiviral medications such as acyclovir or valacyclovir, Dr. Finney says. Krissy Brady, SELF, "What Tea Tree Oil Can and Can’t Do for Your Skin," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of genital herpes

1877, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Genital herpes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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Medical Definition of genital herpes

: herpes simplex of the type affecting the genitals

called also herpes genitalis

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