since most HSV-2-infected persons have no classical symptoms. In the case of a genital infection, sores can appear at the original site of infection or near the base of the spine, the buttocks, or the back of the thighs. After several years, some people become perpetually asymptomatic and no longer experience outbreaks, though they may still be contagious to others.
"Topical n-docosanol for management of recurrent herpes labialis". Akhtar, Jihan; Shukla, Deepak (December 2009). 90 The original compounds used were 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine, AKA idoxuridine, IUdR, or(IDU) and 1-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine or ara-C, 91 later marketed under the name cytosar or cytarabine.
Perfect MM, Bourne N, Ebel C, Rosenthal SL (October 2005). 16 :369 17 Bell's palsy Although the exact cause of Bell's palsy a type of facial paralysis is unknown, it may be related to reactivation of HSV-1. "Age-specific prevalence of infection with herpes simplex virus types 2 and 1: a global review". "Trends in Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 Seroprevalence in the United States". During recurrence, fewer lesions are likely to develop and are less painful and heal faster (within 510 days without antiviral treatment) than those occurring during the primary infection. Archived from the original on Retrieved "CDC Study Finds.S. Xu, Fujie; Fujie Xu; Maya. 18 This theory has been contested, however, since HSV is detected in large numbers of individuals having never experienced facial paralysis, and higher levels of antibodies for HSV are not found in HSV-infected individuals with Bell's palsy compared to those without. 1, infections are categorized based on the part of the body infected. "Bell's palsy: from viral aetiology to diagnostic reality". A b c d e f g h Chayavichitsilp P, Buckwalter JV, Krakowski AC, Friedlander SF (April 2009). Journal of Oral Pathology Medicine.
Beginning antiviral treatment when prodrome is experienced can reduce the appearance and duration of lesions in some individuals. "Genital Herpes: Psychosexual Impacts and Counselling" (PDF).