Counseling and Treatment
HerpeSelect type-specific information can aid in diagnosis, developing a treatment plan, patient and partner counseling and evaluating prognosis for future outbreaks. Type-specific serology tests can help provide physicians with the information they need to establish treatment options and provide appropriate patient counseling.
Counseling -- click here to download counseling suggestions
Patient counseling may vary based upon the type of herpes a patient has contracted. HSV-1 and HSV-2 differ in terms of:
Rather than provide newly-diagnosed patients with counseling and treatment recommendations in a single lengthy schedule-busting session, physicians should consider multiple shorter visits spaced over a 3 to 4 week period. This is also appropriate for patients having complicated clinical management problems or needing extra social support for coping with their genital herpes.
* This does not imply an endorsement of the HerpeSelect assays by CDC.