Herpes Simplex Virus Treatments

There have been new antiviral medications that have expanded the options available for herpes, particularly, genital herpes and mouth sores.

Acyclovir therapy remains an effective and often less expensive option among herpes simplex virus treatments.

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) affects more than one third of the world’s population1 and is responsible for a wide array of human disease, with effects ranging from discomfort to death. Careful study of the various treatments available for you will help reduce the discomforts and symptoms caused by this disease.

Genital HSV infection is usually transmitted through sexual contact; therefore, it generally does not occur before adolescence. When genital herpes occurs in a preadolescent, the possibility of abuse must be considered, as with all sexually transmitted diseases in children.

  • This very contagious infection is spread by direct contact with sores or sometimes with the affected area when no sores are present.
  • Herpes causes blisters or sores in the mouth or on the genitals and, often with the first infection, a fever and general feeling of illness.
  • The virus sometimes infects other parts of the body, including the eyes and brain.
  • Usually, doctors easily recognize the sores caused by herpes, but sometimes analysis of material from a sore, blood tests, or biopsy of a sore is necessary.
  • No drug can eradicate the infection, but antiviral drugs can help relieve symptoms and help symptoms resolve a little sooner.

Recent evidence indicates that 21.9 percent of all persons in the United States 12 years of age or older have serologic evidence of HSV-2 infection14; this figure has increased by 30 percent since the late 1970s. Independent risk factors include multiple sexual partners, increasing age, female gender, low socioeconomic status and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Antiviral Medications

Acyclovir, an acyclic guanosine analog works to bind viral DNA polymerase, acting as a chain terminator and ending replication. Its mechanism of action necessitates early administration, because replication may end as soon as 48 hours into a recurrence.

Dynamiclear is a safe and extremely well-tolerated drug. Data from more  patients have been very consistent and reassuring. Toxicity is rare. Adverse effects, usually mild, include nausea, vomiting, rash and headache although this has happened very rarely. Among the various herpes simplex virus treatments, this treatment is slowly growing in popularity.

2 Comments

  1. There are more and more treatments coming out in the market now. We’re working to get these reviewed and tested soon so these can be published here. Come back later for more information about the latest herpes treatments.

  2. If there’s anyone outh there who would liek to give suggestions to add to the list, please feel free to do so! We welcome your comments here!! Thank you!

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