Herpes HSV 2 test includes all the necessary items for detecting herpes type 2 for men and women. The result is available right away.
Herpes simplex virus 2 belongs to the alpha herpesvirus group. HSV possesses an internal core with a linear double-stranded DNA. The capsid of herpes viruses consists of 162 consumers. The virus is wrapped in a lipid envelope with viral glycoproteins on the surface. Its molecular weight is approximately 100×106 units and a diameter of approximately 160 nm.
- buffer diluent
- test cassette in a sealed foil bag.
Herpes HSV 2 test is CE marked and intended only for the use of health care professionals. The test is not intended for use by laypersons and the performance and safety of the test have not been assessed in-home use.
HSV2 is more common for females than males. Usually, HSV-2 infection is associated with the onset of sexual activity. The global prevalence of HSV-2 was about 11,3% as of 2012. About 23 million new cases of HSV-2 are observed every year.
- Sexually active lifestyle;
- Females are generally at higher risk for HSV-2;
- Negroid race;
- Big number of sexual partners;
- Poverty or low income;
The incubation period of primary genital herpes may last from 2 to 12 days. Primary genital herpes tends to have a prolonged symptom duration.
The first episode of genital herpes manifests with fever, headache, general malaise, and muscular pain. Pain, itching, dysuria, vaginal and urethral discharge, and the painful enlargement of the local lymph nodes are characteristic. These symptoms occur between days 7 and 11 of the illness.
Widely spaced bilateral lesions on the genitalia are observed on examination, including vesicles, pustules, painful erythematous ulcers, and crusting. The lesions persist for approximately 21 days. The painful lesions quickly become ulcers and are covered with a gray-white exudate.
The onset of primary herpes genitalis in males appears as a cluster of vesicles on the red surface of the skin on the glans or shaft of the penis. In females, the lesions appear on the two sides of the vulva. The labia minora, labia majora, and perineum are commonly affected.
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