Original Article: PDF OnlyHerpesvirus Hominis (Type 1) ProctitisLevine, Joel B. M.D.; Saeed, Mohsin B.S. Author Information From the Division of Gastroenterology. Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center and School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 1(3):p 225-228, September 1979. Buy Abstract Herpes proctitis from Herpesvirus hominis type 1 is probably an underrecognized cause of rectal pain and inflammation. Extreme anal pain and a purulent rectal discharge in a heterosexual man led to the appropriate diagnosis. Clinicians should be more aware of herpes as a cause of proctitis. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.