Genital herpes simplex is an acute infection (STD = sexually transmitted disease), caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV = Herpes Simplex especially virus type II), characterized by the onset of vesicles (vesicle = elevation of the skin firmly bounded by less than 1 cm in diameter and can be rupture causing erosion as small sores) on the mucosa surface of the skin (mukocutaneus), clustered on the basis of reddish skin. In general, occur in parts of the body below the navel, especially the genital area and surrounding areas. The most common cause is HSV genital Herpes simplex type II.
Although HSV type II is the cause of most genital herpes simplex, but with the trend of increased sexual activity orogenital (by mouth), both (HSV-1 and HSV-2) can be found in the form of Herpes labialis (waist up, especially the mouth and facial area ) and genital herpes (the waist down, especially the sexual organs and surrounding areas).
Know the signs of genital herpes The incubation period ranges from about 3-7 days. Based on whether someone had contacts with Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-2), genital herpes infections take place in 2 phases, namely:
1. Phase of infection (lesions) Primary
Second phase of infection (lesions) Recurrent (relapse)
TREATMENT In primary infection, Rx is as follows:
a) Drugs to reduce complaints (symptomatic), for example: analgesics to relieve pain.
b) Antivirals: Acyclovir, val acyclovir, Famcyclovir