Dr Ahmed Ismail

Consultant Gynaecologist & Fertility Expert

 

From encyclopedia 

Epidemiology

 

About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. More than 80% of those infected are unaware of their infection.  Annually, 776,000 people in the United States get new herpes infections.

Tests for herpes are not routinely included among STD screenings. Performers in the pornography industry are screened for HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea with an optional panel of tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis, but not herpes. Testing for herpes is controversial since the results are not always accurate or helpful. Most sex workers and performers will contract herpes at some point in their careers whether they use protection or not.

 

 

Herpes genitalis (or genital herpes) is a genital infection caused by theherpes simplex virus (HSV). A 1998 study indicated it was the most commonsexually transmitted infection by the number of cases. Most individuals carrying herpes are unaware they have been infected and many will never suffer an outbreak, which involves blisters similar to cold sores. While there is no cure for herpes, over time symptoms are increasingly mild and outbreaks are decreasingly frequent.

HSV has been classified into two distinct categories, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Although genital herpes was previously caused primarily by HSV-2, genital HSV-1 infections are increasing and now cause up to 80% of infections.

When symptomatic, the typical manifestation of a primary HSV-1 or HSV-2 genital infection is clusters of genital sores consisting of inflamed papules andvesicles on the outer surface of the genitals, resembling cold sores. These usually appear 4–7 days after sexual exposure to HSV for the first time. Genital HSV-1 infection recurs at rate of about one sixth of that of genital HSV.

 

Read what's happen in our clinic:

American Girl in her twenty was on education trip to London and she developed severe pain and tenderness in the vulvo vaginal region accompanied by rash and vesicles ( Blisters), she was seen by a GP and was prescribed a thrush treatment and the situation got worse then she had to go to another walk in clinic and she was prescribed antibiotic still the problem got worse to the point that she couldn’t  sleep or set.

 

She came to see us and with careful history we were informed that she had several partners in a  short time , and examination has confirmed the clinical picture of Genital Herpes.

 

Samples were obtained and was sent for a full sexual Health Screen which confirmed the clinical diagnosis.

Treatment was started with Acyclovir oral and local cream.

 

She was seen a week later and she was cured completely as you can see from the above pictures.

Pictures before treatment: 

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Pictures after one week treatment: 

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Candida Infection

 

 

 

Pictures after two week treatment: 

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