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What is HSV-1?

HSV-1 Is Oral herpes


What is the name of the TED EX speaker we listened to?

Ella Dawson 


What do Crabs feed on?

Human Blood


What STD can be linked to Alzheimers?

Some research supports that there may be a link between Alzheimer’s disease and HSV-1 infection.


What is HSV-2?

Genital herpes


Why doest the CDC recommend not getting tested for Herpes if there are no symptoms?

The CDC does not recommend getting tested for Herpes if there are no symptoms. This is because diagnosing genital herpes in someone without symptoms has not shown any change in their sexual behavior (e.g., wearing a condom or not having sex) nor has it stopped the virus from spreading.   Also because the test for Herpes can sometimes show a false positive.


Why is trichomoniasis known as a "Hot debate" in sexual health.

Trichomoniasis Is the Overlooked STI Behind a "Hot Debate" in Sexual Health.  Some doctors believe that tit’s more common than gonorrhea and chlamydia put together. They estimate  3.7 million cases [per year] in the United States.  However trichomoniasis is not required to be reported so data may be even higher.


What is the Hang Over quote about Herpes?

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  Unless it's herpes.


What is herpalert?  What is the turnaround?

HerpAlert is an app where doctors can issue prescriptions to pharmacies after people submit photos of their Herpes outbreak. The turnaround time  takes about 2 hours.


What percent of people under 50 have been exposed to Herpes?

An estimated 90 percent of people have been exposed to the virus by 50.


What are crabs and name 3 places they can be found?

CRABS: pubic lice that are parasite insects found primarily in the pubic or genital area of humans.  In some cases they can be found in eyelashes.


What percentage of pregnant women in the US have Herpes?

More than 30% of pregnant women in the US have a genital infection with HSV-1 or HSV-2.


What is the estimated fraction of people in the world who have HSV-2?

Globaly estimated 1/10 people have HSV-2


Whenever possible, the diagnosis of scabies should be confirmed by identifying what three things?

Whenever possible, the diagnosis of scabies should be confirmed by identifying the mite, mite eggs, or mite fecal matter (scybala)


Name 4 doctor recommended at home treatments for genital herpes?

take acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin to relieve pain.

Apply cool compresses to sores several times a day to relieve pain and itching.

Women with sores on the vaginal lips (labia) can try urinating in a tub of water to avoid pain.

Wash sores gently with soap and water. Then pat dry.

DO NOT bandage sores. Air speeds healing.

DO NOT pick at sores. They can get infected, which slows healing.

DO NOT use ointment or lotion on sores unless your provider prescribes it.


How many people in the U.S get new infections of Herpes every year?

776,000 people in the U.S. get new infections each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


How many cases of Herpes were reported to Herpalert at Coachella 2019?

There was a massive surge in people seeking prescriptions for herpes at Coachella this year.  1,105 cases were repoted reported in Indio, Palm Desert,  Coachella Valley, LA and Orange county.


How is scabies spread?  Name three places that are at a high risk for scabies?

Scabies is found worldwide and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies can spread rapidly under crowded conditions where close body and skin contact is frequent. Institutions such as nursing homes, child care facilities, extended-care facilities, and prisons are often sites of scabies outbreaks.