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Clinical Guideline of Genital Herpes Virus Infection
Korean J Urogenit Tract Infect Inflamm 2010 Apr;5(1):18-26
Published online April 30, 2010
Copyright © 2010 Korean Association of Urogenital Tract Infection and Inflammation.

Jong Kil Nam, Sang Don Lee
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, While genital herpes can present with self limiting genital lesions. Many such persons have mild or unrecognized infections but shed virus intermittently in the genital tract. It is incurable and persists during the lifetime of the host, often in latent form. Treatment can be expected to reduce the formation of new lesions, the duration of pain, the time required for healing and antiviral shedding. However, antiviral agents do not cure Human simplex virus infections, but rather offer clinical benefits to the majority of symptomatic patients and is the mainstay of management. Our review is to summarize the treatment and management of genital herpes, which is to help patients deal with the infection and be prevented from sexual and perinatal transmission.

Keywords: Genital herpes, Sexually transmitted diseases

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