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Current Treatments for Herpes

If one looks back into the medical literature, many different treatment recommendations can be found for herpes infections (HI) going back many decades. Prior to the arrival of effective anti-viral compounds, treatment options included such diverse concepts as topical application of deoxyglucose or the surgical removal of infected areas. The former ultimately was proved to be ineffective, and the latter resulted in individuals having viral recurrences along the surgical scar. Neither, of course, are recommended by anyone today.


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Treatment Options for HSV

Medical Director, www.herpes.org
Updated November 1, 2006

If one looks back into the medical literature, many different treatment recommendations can be found for herpes infections (HI) going back many decades. Prior to the arrival of effective anti-viral compounds, treatment options included such diverse concepts as topical application of deoxyglucose or the surgical removal of infected areas. The former ultimately was proved to be ineffective, and the latter resulted in individuals having viral recurrences along the surgical scar. Neither, of course, are recommended by anyone today.
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10 Things You Need to Know about Preventing Outbreaks Without Drugs

by Michele Picozzi

Whether or not you take drugs to suppress future outbreaks of HSV-1 (facial herpes) and HSV-2 (genital herpes), to get outbreaks under control a strong immune system is necessary. With some positive lifestyle and dietary changes and adding certain dietary supplements and herbs you can decrease the frequency, length, and severity of outbreaks.

As a society, we take better care of our cars, pets, and toys than we do ourselves. We often sacrifice sleep, regular meals, and exercise in pursuit of our goals. Too often we end up out of balance.
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Vaccines for Herpes Infections

by Dr. H., Medical Director   www.herpes.org

Probably 50 million Americans have GHI (genital herpes infections). This ranks GHI as being one of the most prevalent medical conditions in the country. Countless millions more elsewhere in the world suffer from this problem. Will there ever emerge a vaccine that will “cure” GHI? Will there ever emerge a vaccine that will prevent transmission of GHI? This article will start out simple and become more complicated as you read on. Further reading will add greater depth to your reference information, but you need only read a few paragraphs to get the gist.

Vaccines for GHI have been being produced for at least twenty years, especially in Europe. Numerous centers in Italy, England, Bulgaria, and elsewhere have produced many different versions of Herpes Simplex Type 2 vaccines, many of which have been submitted to rigorous human testing. These vaccines have been used BOTH for prevention of transmission of GHI as well as for treatment of patients with GHI.
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Treatment Options for Genital and Oral Herpes Virus Infections

If one looks back into the medical literature, many different treatment recommendations can be found for herpes infections (HI) going back many decades. Prior to the arrival of effective anti-viral compounds, treatment options included such diverse concepts as topical application of deoxyglucose or the surgical removal of infected areas. The former ultimately was proved to be ineffective, and the latter resulted in individuals having viral recurrences along the surgical scar. Neither, of course, are recommended by anyone today.
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Prevention of New Genital Herpes Infections

by Curtis S. Phinney, Sc M
Rockville, Maryland

Gains New Importance in the Healthcare Provider Community

Medical studies over the last ten years have shown that genital herpes is characterized as a chronic infection that frequently demonstrates reactivation at the skin surface, i.e., “viral shedding.” In addition, significant increases in the prevalence of genital herpes have taken place. Current estimates indicate that 22% of U.S. adults have antibodies to HSV-II, and 1.6 million new infections occur each year (L. Corey, 2004.)

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Great New Three Day Treatment for Genital Herpes

One of the most revolutionary new therapies in the history of the treatment of genital herpes simplex infections is now available.

Valacyclovir, which is released as Valtrex by GlaxoSmithKline, is a long-acting form of acyclovir which provides blood levels in excess of 400% higher than regular acyclovir. Valacyclovir (Valtrex) has now been approved to be used in a three day course for recurrences of genital herpes.
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