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Long-term suppressive therapy for herpes simplex - an audit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19182064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective analysis of patients, who have been on long-term suppressive therapy for recurrent episodes of herpes simplex (HSV) in a university hospital, was performed and the findings were documented and orchestrated into bar graphs. The study involved patients between the years 2000 and 2007, both inclusive. The results were compared with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV guidelines. Eighty-two percent (57) had had the infection for at least 12 months at the start of therapy and 78.2% (54) had at least six recurrences per year before the start of treatment. Indeed, only four patients (5.8%) had a treatment interruption at 12 months or less; also only 11 patients (15.9%) had less than six outbreaks per year at the start of treatment. The former is not in-line and the latter is in-line with the guidelines.
O A Deko; A Pakozdi; D T P Evans; H Jaleel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0956-4624     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-02     Completed Date:  2009-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-9     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Prittlewell Chase, WestCliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0RY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents* / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Drug Administration Schedule
Great Britain
Guideline Adherence
Herpes Simplex / drug therapy*,  prevention & control*
Hospitals, University
Medical Audit*
Middle Aged
Recurrence / prevention & control
Time Factors
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents

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