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    A 25-year-old woman presents to her primary medical provider with fever,
    headache, myalgias, and dysuria. She has been sexually active with a single partner
    who has never been diagnosed with sexually transmitted infection. She is diagnosed
    with primary genital herpes confirmed by isolation of HSV-2 virus in cell culture.
    Which of the following statements is false?

    A. Most people infected with HSV-2 have not been diagnosed
    B. Treatment eradicates the herpes simplex virus
    C. Testing for HIV infection should be considered
    D. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 cause genital infections
    E. Recurrence is less frequent with HSV-1 compared to HSV-2
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    Answer: B. Asymptomatic herpes simplex virus infection is common. Firstepisode
    primary genital infection may be caused by HSV-1 or HSV-2. Recurrence
    rates with HSV-1 and HSV-2 are 55% and 90%, respectively. Treatment does not
    eradicate the virus. HIV testing should be considered in all patients presenting with a
    sexually transmitted disease.[/hide]

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    Answer is b...treatment never eradicate this virus..they become dormant and when immunity becomes low they produce symptoms..

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