Updated on 2 December 2013
In the US, most young, sexually active patients who have genital, anal, or perianal ulcers have either genital herpes or syphilis
Singapore: A research published in medical journal Harefuah has revealed that genital ulcers may increase the risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Scientists at polyDNA, which is a biotechnology company that develops dietary supplements using the unique scientific method developed by Dr Hanan Polansky based, have highlighted that preventing an outbreak of genital ulcers due to genital herpes or syphilis can help counter the development of HIV.
This observation has prompted the CDC to recommend HIV testing of everyone with genital ulcers. The CDC has said that "In the US, most young, sexually active patients who have genital, anal, or perianal ulcers have either genital herpes or syphilis...genital herpes is the most prevalent of these diseases. HIV testing should be performed on all persons with genital, anal, or perianal ulcers who are not known to have HIV infection."
Dr Mike Evans of polyDNA, said that, "Early and prompt therapy may decrease the risk of transmission of the infectious agent to others. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause genital herpes and genital ulcer disease. We recommend Gene-Eden-VIR to target the latent HSV-1 and HSV-2."