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Herpes: Getting the Facts

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Herpes: Getting the Facts

I remember the “Facts Pack” campaign early 00’s aiming to educate newly diagnosed patients on genital herpes. At the time new antiviral treatments became available and large investment by pharmaceutical companies to create resources had influence on how patients perceived their diagnosis. The viruses that are responsible for genital herpes are very common. In fact the “family” of herpes viruses, know asherpesviridae,is prevalent in our population. Most of us would be more familiar with chicken pox or shingles borne of a similar viral behaviour by hiding in the nervous system until a reason to be noxious e.g. stress, delivers a...

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