How to use Hsv in a sentence
In some individuals, HSV can be reactivated from a latent state.
It is estimated that between one in 1,000 and one in 5,000 infants are born with HSV infections.
Of infants born with HSV infection, about 20 percent have localized infections of the eyes, mouth, or skin.
In order to begin early, effective treatment, it is critical for pediatricians to diagnose HSV infection in newborns as soon as possible.
In HSV infections, tissue culture is the best method to confirm the diagnosis.Advertisement
A positive smear cannot distinguish between varicella zoster virus and HSV-1, and a negative smear does not rule out HSV infection.
Genital herpes-A life-long, recurrent sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Those who do have symptoms usually notice them from two to 20 days after being exposed to someone with HSV infection.
Infection may also occur during oral sex, such as transmission of HSV from an oral lesion to the genitals or vice versa, or transmission of HIV from genital secretions through a cut in the mouth.
As viruses, HSV, HPV, and HIV are treatable but not curable.Advertisement
The frequency and duration of HSV lesions can be reduced with antiviral therapy, including acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex).
Examples are vitamin C (to boost the immune system), zinc (to reduce the frequency of HSV outbreaks), aloe (a possible antiviral), lemon balm (to speed healing), and licorice (with anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects).
While HSV and HPS are not curable, outbreaks can be managed and infection generally has little effect on quality of life.
Herpes-Date (or "H-date") is another focused site that seems to try to provide a service to people with HSV (the Herpes Simplex Virus) but does so in a rather clumsy way.