5 Things to Know About Herpes

Steering clear of genital herpes is possible with the right precautions. (Source: NYT Health)
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What effect does music TV have on the sexual behavior of teenage boys and girls?

Unexpected findings show gender differences in how adolescents perceive music TVThere is no doubt that teenage boys and girls are swayed and shaped by music TV.
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News from NIH

March 26, 2015: HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients’ Brains   “The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients’ brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered.”   March 23, 2015: For Most Children With HIV and Low Immune Cell Count, Cells Rebound After Treatment   “Most children with HIV who have low levels of a key immune cell eventually recover levels of this cell after beginning treatment, according to a study by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.” March 13, 2015: Anti-Herpes Drug May Help Control HIV, NIH Study Finds   “Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to control the virus that causes genital herpes, appears to reduce the levels of HI…

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Exercise linked to improved erectile and sexual function in men

Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
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Spinal surgery diminishes low back pain, improves sexual function

Chronic low back pain can limit everyday activities, including sex. New research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 70 percent of…
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Do Stress or Diet Cause Herpes Outbreaks?

Do diet or stress increase the likelihood of a genital herpes outbreak? Dr. Peter Leone responds. (Source: NYT Health)
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Rapid polymerase chain reaction assay to detect herpes simplex virus in the genital tract of women in labor.

CONCLUSION:: Rapid HSV PCR provides results with excellent sensitivity and specificity within a timeframe that could inform clinical decision making for identifying neonates at risk of neonatal HSV infection. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:: II. PMID: 20502292 [PubMed – in process] (Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology)
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Study shows regaining normal sexual functioning is “rare” after prostate operations

Regaining normal erectile function is rare after the most common prostate operation, radical prostatectomy.
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Can Oral Sex Cause Herpes?

Dr. Peter Leone responds to readers asking about cold sores, herpes and oral sex. (Source: NYT Health)
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Clinical Inquiry: How well do antivirals shorten genital herpes pain duration?

Authors: Yip ST, Liu R, Warrington T, Webb CW, Hamilton A Abstract Oral and intravenous (IV) acyclovir each shorten the duration of pain for a first primary outbreak of herpes by about 50%; topical acyclovir shortens it by about 25%. Oral valacyclovir and famcyclovir are equivalent to oral acyclovir. Adding topical acyclovir to oral acyclovir doesn’t produce additional benefit. PMID: 25789347 [PubMed – in process] (Source: The Journal of Family Practice)

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