F11 herpes lqu

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F11 herpes lqu

  1. 1. Laura Quinteros-Urzagaste Sociology 21 – Raskoff 12/11/2011
  2. 2.  Herpex simplex is a viral disease caused by both Herpex simplex virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2). Infection categorized into: oral herpes and genital herpes Oral herpes is most common and affects mouth and face (cold sores). Genital herpes is the 2nd most common and is the stronger of the two. Characterized by cycles of painful blisters that contain the infectious virus followed by a remission period.
  3. 3. Herpes Viral Strains Over 26 % of the population hasherpes; while 5% of them do not know it yet.
  4. 4.  Herpex simplex is most easily transmitted through direct contact with a lesion or bodily fluid of an infected person. Genital herpes can be spread even during the remission period because the virus can shed through the skin. Skin to skin contact during asymptomatic periods can transmit the disease. Best prevention method – barrier method.
  5. 5. Herpes on the RiseHerpes physician visits experienced a noticeable increase between 1960’s and 1990’s.
  6. 6.  The disease is characterized by the ongoing cycle of painful blisters that last for 1-4 weeks and go away by themselves. Sometimes, during an outbreak, an infected person may experience flu-like symptoms. Patients may also experience headaches, chills, swollen glands and feeling achy all over. Painful urination and pain in the genitalia
  7. 7.  There is no cure for herpes; after initial infection, the virus resides in the body and often goes into a period of inactivity. No cause found for reoccurrence (outbreaks), except for certain drugs or diseases that affect the immune system. People can take medication to make the outbreaks short or daily medication to prevent outbreaks. Vaccines are undergoing trials.
  8. 8. •Planned parenthood website •www.herpes-pictures.org•CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) website •Online encyclopedia (www.wikipedia.org)

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