Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Herpes Simpleх Virus (HSV). It affects the skin and mucous membranes of genital organs. Genital herpes transmites from human to human through sexual contact. There exist two types of viruses which cause genital herpes: HSV 2 (most common) and HSV 1 (less common). In most cases, HSV 2 causes genital herpes. It can transmite through secretions from the oral mucosa or genital organs.
Herpes virus type 1 (HSV 1) usually affects the mucosa of the lips, mouth and skin of the face in the form of painful erosions and vesicles. Moreover, it can also be the cause of genital herpes, transmitted as a result of oral sex. A person can get infected with herpes virus if his skin, genitals or lips and mouth cavity gets in contact with a genital herpes virus infected individual.
An increased probability of contracting genital herpes occurs when there is contact with a person with manifestations of infection. However, this infection can also occur if the herpes carrier has no external manifestations. HSV 1 and 2 carriers may not even suspect that they have contracted the virus.
Laser therapy is indicated in the manifestations of the very first symptoms of the exacerbation of the herpes virus infection. It provides analgesic as well as healing effects. A combination of external laser and intravenous laser therapy is performed. The treatment duration is 10 procedures.