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Thousands separators should be written according to ISO-Standard. I myself is quite drunk at the moment so I do not want to risk to fuck it up. Can some nice sober person fix this?
"Antibodies that develop following an initial infection with a type of HSV prevents reinfection with the same virus type—a person with a history of orofacial infection caused by HSV-1 cannot contract herpes whitlow or a genital infection caused by HSV-1."
Please cite source. I have seen exactly the opposite stated elsewhere.
In addition, please see the following meta-analysis: Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008 Jan;105(1):43-50. Epub 2007 Aug 20. Asymptomatic shedding of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in the oral cavity. Miller CS, Danaher RJ.
FOOTNOTE 89 seems to offer a partial list of support groups. Can Herpes Viruses Association be added too please? A Wikipage about this charity is about to go live.
TERMINOLOGY - since 'herpes' is the name of a family of 9 viruses, this page should refer to 'genital herpes' (or ano-genital herpes if you want total accuracy) or to 'herpes simplex' throughout.
A sentence in paragraph two reads, "After initial infection, the viruses move to sensory nerves, where they become latent and reside as life-long." Please remove commas and fix the nonsensical last bit, thanks!
Notes from peer review - March 2008
Quick mention to whoever keeps this updated - most texts and updated sources now call herpes as "human herpes virus-#" with the # being the subtype (HHV-1, HHV-2), HSV is an outdated term. Should the article be updated accordingly?
Just naming, all the info should be the same..
FACTS If you used someones lipstick or lipbalm once then you have a 99.99% chance you will NOT get oral herpes. But if you use it costently for example everyday for 2 or 3 weeks then your chances of not getting it are much lower. So do NOT be scared if you used someones lipstick once that you might get herpes.
From reading through a few random sections
Oral herpes is spread by direct contact with an active sore in an infected person, for instance, during kissing -> Oral herpes is spread by direct contact with an infected person's active sores, for instance during kissing.
- Peripitus (Talk) 11:50, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
There is a new drug under development that is currently not mentioned in the treatment section. Some information about it is as follows:
Another HSV-2 treatment undergoing phase II clinical trials is AIC316 from AiCuris GmbH & Co.KG.  Its mode of operation is different than existing treatments as it is a helicase-primase inhibitor. It can be used for episodic and suppressive treatment and is hailed as having resistance-breaking properties. This drug may also be effective against HSV-1 due to the similarity of the viral DNA. 
The CDC recommends against testing the general public/those without symptoms for herpes. www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/hsv2pressrelease.html 90% of those with HSV are asymptomatic, or show little to no symptoms, yet they still spread the virus 20% of the time. Only 10% are aware that they carry the virus, as they are symptomatic, have been tested and have received a diagnosis. It can be concluded that 90% of those with herpes are unaware of their herpes infection. http://journals.lww.com/stdjournal/Fulltext/2004/05000/Seroprevalence_of_Herpes_Simplex_Virus_2_in.10.aspx Anamiatan (talk) 10:01, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
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- Cross-posted here, at Talk:Herpesviridae, and at Talk:Herpes simplex virus
Hi everyone. What do you think of this disambiguation-page: Herpes virus
I tried to make this into the shortest introduction one could possibly have to the subject. Maybe that page should be moved to Herpes, which is currently a redirect to Herpes simplex. Incorrectly, if you ask me. "Herpes" can refer to both a virus and a disease. Where I live, Netherlands, most people associate the word "herpes" with either herpes labialis (cold sores) or genital herpes. So, if they search for "herpes" on Wikipedia, it might be a good idea to present them with a short page explaining the terminology right away, in a concise manner. Cheers, In the USA, Herpes is the general term used when referencing the sexually transferred illness. Manifestation (talk) 19:28, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
- can you explain what is Herpes simplex? I'm using the dictionary of virology which defines it as: "herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 There are 2 antigenic types: herpes simplex virus 1; herpes simplex type 2 is a synonym for Human herpesvirus 2." The definitions of Human herpesvirus 1/2 detail the symptoms and prognosis of the disease. How does this page relate to it? Thanks 2003:EC:2718:B1E9:DC6C:613B:133C:DCFA (talk) 10:28, 25 September 2022 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request removal of false sentences from Signs and Symptoms and PathophysiologyEdit
Please remove the sentence "As a result of primary infection, the body produces antibodies to the particular type of HSV involved, preventing a subsequent infection of that type at a different site." because it is not true. Accordingly, please remove the sentence "Antibodies that develop following an initial infection with a type of HSV prevents reinfection with the same virus type—a person with a history of orofacial infection caused by HSV-1 cannot contract herpes whitlow or a genital infection caused by HSV-1" because it is also false. Thank you. thethirdmanlettuce — Preceding undated comment added 04:07, 7 April 2022 (UTC)
- I just came across the article and noticed the same apparent error. I've modified the first instance to say "helps prevent" instead of "prevents." I've also sent an email to Dr. Gibson, the editor of WikiDoc where the second sentence is sourced from. Seems contradicted by the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/herpes-simplex-eye-infections/?fbclid=IwAR0upARMKw2yL34Vrkj2VcbxQ1ospEuKWFoK1hL2Fz6ASm0I_XSKd61ULSo Ted Sanders (talk) 05:36, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
Possible error about HSV reinfectionsEdit
The article makes the following claim without citation: "In HSV-1-infected individuals, seroconversion after an oral infection prevents additional HSV-1 infections such as whitlow, genital herpes, and herpes of the eye."
This seems contradicted by the NHS, which says that herpes of the eye usually come from reinfection at a new site: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/herpes-simplex-eye-infections/?fbclid=IwAR0upARMKw2yL34Vrkj2VcbxQ1ospEuKWFoK1hL2Fz6ASm0I_XSKd61ULSo
I see three possibilities:
(1) The NHS is wrong
(2) The article is wrong
(3) The article is using the word "prevents" in the sense of "helps prevent" rather than "prevents 100%" (similar to how a vaccine prevents disease)
The most charitable and likely interpretation is #3, so I've edited the section to say "helps prevent" instead of "prevents."
Pre-exposure and post-exposure therapy, eaten by partner who does NOT have HSV?Edit
Wikipedia now says:
"Transmission risk from infected female to male is around 4–5% annually.
Suppressive antiviral therapy reduces these risks by 50%".
// Antiviral therapy eaten by whom? If I a male and I don't yet have HSV-1 or HSV-2, and I eat antivirals pre-exposure and post-exposure, how well does that work? Any research?
11:22, 22 February 2023 (UTC) 220.127.116.11 (talk) 11:22, 22 February 2023 (UTC)