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4th February 2012 07:08 PM #1
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- Feb 2012
Herpes Simplex Virus II and Pregnancy
I have a friend who is now 10 weeks pregnant. She had a difficult time conceiving for the past years. She told me that two years before this pregnancy, she had bleeding problems and had a miscarriage. She consulted an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and she was diagnosed to have Herpes Simplex Virus II. She was given medications to treat her infection. I know that this is acquired or transmitted through sexual intercourse. Can Herpes Simplex Virus II be transmitted to the baby via the placenta? Is this a lifetime disease which cannot be treated? Answers for this issue is really important for my friend. Thank you.