Herpes simplex virus
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common human pathogen found worldwide which produces a variety of diseases. Herpes simplex virus has been characterized into two different serotypes: HSV-1 is generally associated with infection in the tongue, month, lips, pharynx and eyes; whereas HSV-2 is primarily associated with genital and neonatal infection. In the U.S., most young sexually active persons with genital ulcers have genital herpes. Genital ulcers have been associated with an increased risk for HIV infections. Many cases of genital herpes are transmitted by persons who are unaware that they are infected or do not recognize symptoms. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that counselling is an important aspect of managing patients who have genital herpes.
Uni-Gold™ HSV-2 Rapid is a rapid test intended for qualitatively detecting the presence or absence of human IgG class antibodies to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in human whole blood (venous or capillary) or serum. The test is indicated for testing sexually active adults or pregnant women to aid in the presumptive diagnosis of HSV-2 infection.
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