Click on image for details. Does circumcision influence recurrences in herpes genitalis? Background and Aims: The effect of therapeutic circumcision in men for preventing recurrences of herpes genitalis remains largely unelucidated despite its well documented albeit conflicting role in reducing the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, including genital herpes. Methods: Twenty volunteer adult males with a history of recurrent herpes genitalis were included in the study after informed consent and circumcision was carried out. Twenty more adult males having recurrent herpes genitalis and registered in the clinic during the same period were selected as controls. All patients and controls were followed-up for recurrences of herpes genitalis.
Genital herpes is an infection with the herpesvirus, called herpes simplex. Herpes simplex virus is also responsible for cold sores that occur on the face. At a later date, herpesvirus may travel down to the genital skin again, causing another recurrent attack. This may happen several times. There are two types of herpes simplex virus; recurrences are more likely if you have type 2 than type 1. Recurrences are slightly more likely in men than in women. Click to see all the contacts that you may find useful in relation to genital infections Genital herpes.
Back to Health A to Z. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help. Symptoms clear up on their own but can come back.
Epidemiologic studies suggest that most sexual transmission of genital herpes occurs when persons shed virus but lack lesions. This study assessed 79 men 63 with a history of genital herpes simplex virus [HSV] type 2 infection, 5 with a history of genital HSV-1 infection, and 11 with HSV-2 antibodies but no history of genital herpes and obtained daily swabs for viral culture. Of 11 HSV-2—seropositive men without a genital herpes history, 7 recognized typical recurrences and HSV was detected in The shedding rate among men with genital HSV-2 was significantly higher than among men with genital HSV-1 infection odds ratio, 4.