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Herpes simplex viruses are capable of causing a wide variety of infections, including genital herpes, which is so common a sexually transmitted disease that it affects one in five people in the United States. Understanding Herpes is an accessible sourcebook about the virus, its various strains, the ways in which it is transmitted, its symptoms, and the most effective treatments for fighting infection and aftereffects. The book also details how the virus can manifest itself in AIDS patients, pregnant women, and newborns, and discusses the emotional problems that can be caused by herpes infections.
Revised chapters provide:
A chapter on vaccines includes new information about topical microbicides that may prove effective in preventing genital herpes in women. In plain, informative language this book is ideal for the patient and for loved ones.
Lawrence R. Stanberry, M.D. and Ph.D., is chair of pediatrics and director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has served on numerous advisory and review panels and was the chair of the Vaccine Study Section at the National Institutes of Health.
|1||The Herpes Virus, Past and Present||3|
|2||How the Virus Causes Disease||12|
|3||Who in the World Gets Herpes||26|
|4||Genital Herpes: The First Episode||34|
|5||Genital Herpes: Repeat Episodes||41|
|7||Sex, Lies, and Herpes||57|
|9||The Search for a Vaccine||81|
|App. A: Local Support Groups||93|
|App. B: Publications||100|
|App. C: The Internet||102|