Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 and is regarded as one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) and the main cause of genital ulcer disease (GUD) in the developing world. Antiviral treatment with nucleoside analogues offers clinical benefit to symptomatic individuals with first-episode or primary genital herpes as well as for recurrent herpetic episodes.


Genital herpes Genital ulcer disease Sexually transmitted infection Neonatal herpes simplex infection Antiherpetic therapy Treatment guidelines for STI 


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  1. 1.Medical Director of the Outpatients Centre for Infectious Venerodermatological Diseases, Centre for STIViennaAustria

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