Know More On Baltimore Genital Herpes Symptoms And Treatment

October 29, 2009 by admin 

Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most Genital Herpes is caused by HSV-2. 

HSV-2 infection may also increase HIV-1 infectiousness by disrupting the genital mucosa and increasing the levels of HIV in the genital tract3, allowing easier transmissibility of the virus. In addition, the HIV viral load in the blood of HIV-1 infected patients increases, at least temporarily, during episodes of HSV reactivation. HSV-2 is a lifelong infection and is found in nearly 80% of HIV-infected patients. Once acquired, the virus cycles between latency (hidden in nerves), asymptomatic genital excretion of the virus (’shedding’), and clinical reactivations that can produce painful ulcers in and around the genitalia.

Symptoms Of Genital Infection

Genital infection is the second mutual form of herpes virus. Genital Herpes is thought to be a factor in a substantial proportion of new HIV infections in Africa.

Symptoms include fever, multiple skin lesions, arthritis, infection of the inner lining of the heart, and meningitis.  Symptoms and signs include a burning sensation when urinating, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with Genital Herpes  get painful or swollen testicles. Symptoms of these two sites of infection include painful urination, increased need to urinate, abnormal discharge from the vagina, abnormal uterine bleeding, or labial swelling. When the woman complains of extreme abdominal pain in addition to these symptoms it is possible that she has pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), in which the bacteria have infected her fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs.

Genital Herpes treatment

General herpes treatment with antiviral drugs is quite common and it is indeed helpful for people who have frequent outbreaks. These antiviral drugs are effective and can decrease the duration and severity of flare up symptoms.

Treatment in the early stages is usually effective. If the disease is untreated in the male, the early symptoms may subside but the infection may spread to the testicles, causing sterility .


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