Genital herpes: diagnosis, suppressive therapy relevance, prevention

Enkova E.V.

N.N. Burdenko Voronezh State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Voronezh 394036, Studencheskaya str. 10, Russia
Objective. To carry out a systematic analysis of the data available in modern literature on genital herpes and to evaluate the efficacy of valvir (valaciclovir) in the treatment of patients with recurrent genital herpes.
Material and methods. The article includes the data of foreign and Russian articles published in the past 10 years and found in Pubmed on this topic.
Results. Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, and their associated physical and psychological diseases are frequently underestimated.
Conclusion. Valvir (valaciclovir) is a standard treatment for genital herpes in immunocompetent patients. The investigations have shown that the drug is effective in suppressing the virus and preventing recurrent genital herpes.


herpes simplex virus
genital herpes
laboratory diagnosis
antiviral therapy

Supplementary Materials

  1. Table. Indication and dosage of antiviral drugs


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Received 13.10.2017

Accepted 27.10.2017

About the Authors

Enkova Elena Vladimirovna, MD, professor of the Department of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of N.N. Burdenko
Voronezh State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia. 394036, Russia, Voronezh, Studencheskaya str. 10. Tel.: +74732644418. E-mail:

For citations: Enkova E.V. Genital herpes: diagnosis, suppressive therapy relevance, prevention. Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017; (12): 131-5. (in Russian)

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