Monthly Archives: February 2011

Treatment of herpes isn’t quite like a walk on the beach

How can I treat herpes? (And. . .will effective therapy have me skipping down the beach with a companion like the TV ads show?) Treatment is antiviral medications taken orally. There are three on the market. Acyclovir (Zovirax®)–the oldest and least … Continue reading

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Are those lesions down there. . . herpes? Gulp!

I saw a patient this week.  Bright, engaging, and single. . . . she admits how dirty she feels since genital herpes was diagnosed.  “Good people get this!”  I tell her.  And, indeed it is true.  In a population-based cross-sectional … Continue reading

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