Fast Five Quiz: Herpes Simplex Virus

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


September 06, 2022

Two closely related herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are recognized: type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Both types impact quality of life and cause pain in patients. As of 2016, experts at the World Health Organization estimated that approximately half a billion people worldwide between the ages of 15-49 years have experienced genital HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection, and approximately 3.7 billion have had oral or genital HSV-1 infection, making HSV a major public health challenge. Do you know key clinical information about HSV, including risk factors, manifestations, and best practices? Make sure you’re prepared to address this global health concern by taking this short quiz.


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