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El examen de detección del herpes genital no se recomienda para todos. Sin embargo, si se realizará un examen o recibirá tratamiento para otra enfermedad de transmisión sexual , es posible que su médico realice un examen para el herpes genital. Tener varias parejas sexuales lo pone en mayor riesgo de infectarse con el virus.

Si está embarazada, su médico le preguntará si tiene herpes genital y la examinará para verificar si tiene llagas en su área genital. Es posible que se realice un examen para averiguar si tiene el virus. Esto es especialmente importante en el momento del parto para evitar transmitir el virus al bebé.

References:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010. MMWR. 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.

DynaMed editorial team. Herpes genitalis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated July 13, 2010. Accessed July 29, 2010.

Gardella C, Huang ML, Wald A, et al. Rapid polymerase chain reaction assay to detect herpes simplex virus in the genital tract of women in labor. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;115(6):1209-1216.

Screening for genital herpes: recommendation statement. US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) website. Available at: http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?view_id=1&doc_id=6494 . Accessed July 25, 2005.



Last reviewed marzo 2013 by Brian Randall, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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