Medications For Philadelphia Genital Herpes

October 29, 2009 by admin 

Genital Herpes is a cluster of small, fluid-filled sores, or blisters, that break. After the blisters (ulcers) break, painful sores are formed. Genital Herpes is most commonly caused by the herpes simplex virus, HSV-2 but may also be caused by the HSV-1 virus. When an outbreak occurs, it typically appears as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. Genital Herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is so common that you can catch it even if you’ve only had a few sexual partners.

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.

Oral sex with an infected partner can result in pharyngitis, and, similarly, anal infection can arise from anal sex or local spread from a vaginal source. PID, especially if recurrent, is a major cause of future infertility and is also associated with infection of the ovary (tuboovarian abscess). Research shows tha oral fluoroquinolones were recommended as first-line treatments for gonorrhea in 1993. But drug resistant cases have increased steadily in recent years, rising first in the western United States and then among MSM nationwide.

Oral Zovirax

Oral herpes disease may take the form of recurrent labial lesions. Some patients have severe oral lesions causing considerable difficulty in eating. Oral Zovirax decreases the frequency and severity of recurrent sores, but it is used only by people with severe herpes infections because of possible adverse effects. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

AntiViral Drugs

Genital 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.


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