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  • Research Paper on Herpes

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    REACTION PAPER ON HERPES Sexually transmitted diseases or STD's are infectious diseases that can be Spread by sexual contact. Some can also be transmitted by nonsexual means, But these make up a majority of the total number of cases. An estimated 10 to 12 million Americans have sexually transmitted diseases, several kinds of Which are epidemic, including

  • Herpes Virus : Herpes Simplex Virus

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    Herpes, known more as an STD, some might say it could be one of the worse STD a person could get.However herpes has been around for many years, it is a worldwide virus and one of the oldest STDs that has been known and been treated. Even though the virus has been around for many years, it has only been fully understood in the last hundred years. The early discoveries of the herpes virus was discovered, by Hippocrates, a Greek physician who wrote about the symptoms of the herpes lesions. The name

  • Herpes

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    Herpes Virus The herpes family of viruses includes 8 different viruses that affect human beings. The viruses are known by numbers as human herpes virus 1 through 8 (HHV1 - HHV8). Human herpes virus 1 Human herpes virus 1 (HHV1) is also known as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1). It is typically the cause of cold sores around the mouth. HHV1 can also lead to infection in the genital area causing genital herpes usually through oral-genital contact, such as during oral sex. HHV1 infections are contagious

  • Herpes Simplex

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    a rash so differentiating between them from others is simple. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can produce such a rash but only occasionally. If there isn’t a rash or it hasn’t developed yet then shingles can be difficult to diagnose. Apart from the rash the other symptoms (fever, headache, possible sensitivity to light and pain) can be linked to many other conditions. The Tzanck smear is helpful in determining an acute infection of herpes virus though it doesn’t distinguish between HSV and VZV. If you

  • Herpes Type Of Herpes Simplex Virus

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    Herpes is a highly contagious viral infection with the family of eight different types of virus that affect the human body. There are (HHV1) which is also known as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1). This type target the facial area with cold sores on the lip of the mouth. Also, there is (HHV2) that is refer to as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2) which typically causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection. Another is (HHV3) that is called varicella-zoster virus. HHV3 causes chickenpox. It can

  • Secrets To Living With Herpes

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    secrets to living with genital herpes Getting diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease is one of the embarrassing and shocking news that anyone. It is history and probably a fancy name until one gets it, only then will it become a reality and a priority in an individual's life. There are a lot of uncertainties and unanswered questions that decorate and fill one's mind almost immediately. The good news with any herpes diagnosis is that it is possible to live with herpes. Moreover, it is certainly

  • Herpes Virus : Herpes Simplex Virus

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    Herpes Introduction Herpes is a highly contagious viral infection with a family of eight different types of viruses that affect the human body. There is herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) or the HHV1, which targets the facial area with cold sores on the lips. Additionally, there is herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2) or the HHV2, which is known to cause a sexually transmitted disease known as genital herpes. Another one is the varicella-zoster virus (HHV3) which has been linked to chickenpox. Apart from chickenpox

  • Herpes Virus : Herpes Simplex Virus

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    The herpes simplex virus, HSV for short, is a double-stranded DNA virus with an enveloped, icosahedral capsid. It is an infection of the skin and mucous membranes. According to the ancient Greeks, herpes means to "creep or crawl". It is named herpes because the virus creeps onto the skin from under the surface. It presents itself as fluid-filled blisters. Humans are the only primate species known to be infected with the distinct herpes simplex viruses. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus

  • Herpes Essay example

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    Herpes Herpes is one of the common of more than 30 different sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) in America today. Herpes is an infection that is caused by one of two closely related viruses, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Both of which are very easily caught, have similar symptoms, and can occur on different parts of the body. Even though it is most common to see the virus HSV-1 appear as oral herpes and to see the virus HSV-2 appear as genital

  • The Herpes Simplex Virus

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    Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a virus that affects many people in the world. This paper will discuss the history, taxonomy, structure, and replication of the virus. The common symptoms, treatments, and vaccinations will also be discussed. The herpes simplex virus was first mentioned as far back as 400 BC. Hippocrates wrote about symptoms of lesions. He used the word “heparin” which means to creep or to crawl. Between 14AD and 37AD Emperor Tiberius banned kissing from public festivals and ceremonies