JF is a 22-year-old woman who presents at the urgent care center with complaints of fever, malaise, systemic myalgias, and painful vesicular eruptions on her right labia.
Physical Examination: Fever, malaise, systemic myalgias; Painful vesicular lesions on right labia; Right-sided inguinal adenopathy
Labs: Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) swab for HSV-1 and HSV-2: positive for HSV-1
- What is the most likely diagnosis? JF asks how she acquired the disease and when the lesions will be gone. How should the clinician respond?
- What side effects, if any, can JF expect?