Unique new antiviral treatment made using sugar
(University of Manchester) New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed to destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks. This new development from a collaborative team of international scientists shows promise for the treatment of herpes simplex (cold sore virus), respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C, HIV, and Zika virus to name a few. The team have demonstrated success treating a range of viruses in the lab - including respiratory infections to genital herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- An inflammatory protein may play a part against the spread of sexually transmitted genital herpes virus in the nervous system, a new study says. The findings could help lead to improved treatment of herpes, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What happens when herpes viruses merge? For one, a supervirus
(Natural News) Experts have known that the herpes simplex viruses (HSV) responsible for oral and genital infections were capable of mixing their genetic material. But a recent study by the University of Washington (UW) warns that these pathogens recombine more often than predicted. The HSV-1 virus is classically responsible for oral herpes. Meanwhile, HSV-2 triggers genital herpes. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- An experimental vaccine against genital herpes is extremely effective in mice, offering hope of human protection against an incurable sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine prevented transmission of the herpes simplex... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STI's
Focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STIs
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Matters: preventing STIs
The latest edition of the Health Matters newsletter focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dual Therapy Might Be Advance Against Genital Herpes, Animal Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- It's only been tried so far in guinea pigs, but researchers say a combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream could greatly lower recurrence of genital herpes. The condition is very common, affecting about one out of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?
Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy to reduce the recurrence of genital herpes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clues to building a better herpes vaccine
Having herpes antibodies circulating in the blood alone is not enough to protect against genital herpes infection, new research finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2018
In 2018, there were 447,694 new diagnoses made at sexual health services, up from 424,724 in 2017 (5%). The most commonly diagnosed were chlamydia (218,095; 49%), first episode genital warts (57,318; 13%), gonorrhoea (56,259; 13%), and genital herpes (33,867; 8%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral and genital herpes are 'having sex' and creating new viruses
Oral and genital herpes were thought to split off into two separate viruses six million years ago, but a new Washington University study found their DNA is mixing to form new viruses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lines blurring between human herpes simplex viruses
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) that commonly infects the mouth, is continuing to mix with the genital herpes virus (HSV-2) to create new, different recombinant versions. Genital co-infection with both viruses could create opportunities for the viruses to recombine. This ability of the viruses to recombine poses problems for vaccine development, due to the risk of a live vaccine for genital herpes mixing with HSV-1 to form an infectious recombinant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Try these natural solutions for genital herpes
(Natural News) Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S., affecting at least 12 percent of Americans aged 14 to 19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, it’s also a condition that has no known cure, which puts a lot of people — especially... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: S íntomas, causas y tratamiento para el herpes
Existen dos tipos de herpes: VHS-1 (herpes tipo 1 u oral) y VHS-2 (herpes tipo 2 o genital). Descubra las diferencias entre ellos y las opciones de tratamiento. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about genital herpes
This article provides an overview of the symptoms, causes, and treatments for genital herpes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

It's not just the flu that's seasonal! Scientist names when 31 diseases most commonly strike
A researcher from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found the hazy months of June, July and August cause a spike in gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis in the northern hemisphere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual health services 'at tipping point'
Over 3.3 million visits were made to sexual health clinics last year Related items fromOnMedica The HPV vaccine, ten years on Genital herpes Boys will receive HPV vaccine One in 50 carry HPV in their throats Rates of syphilis continue to rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes
Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristics, they are very different conditions. Learn more about how to tell the difference between genital herpes and pimples. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about anal herpes
Anal herpes is a form of genital herpes. Like genital herpes, it is caused by HSV-2 and is passed on through sexual contact. Anal herpes causes blisters or sores around the anus. It can be treated using antiviral medication. In this article, we discuss how to identify this condition, treatments, and prevention methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Genital Herpes
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common
About half of Americans aged 14 to 49 have HSV-1 or HSV-2. The latter, genital herpes, infects twice as many women as men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Herpes Viruses Sexually Transmitted Diseases Women and Girls Source Type: news

Half of Americans have cold sores 12% have genital herpes
Both the typically oral and genital forms of herpes are common STDs that cause lesions which can leave people vulnerable to other infections, like HIV. New CDC data reveal that rates of herpes are finally falling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes
Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- Herpes infection rates are dropping among young Americans, and safer sex practices may be one reason why. Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Have Herpes, But the Number is Still High
A new federal report reveals some good news about herpes: fewer Americans are getting the virus. However, nearly half of American adults have the first type of herpes simplex virus. According to the new findings, released Wednesday by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS)—part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—the prevalence of both strains of herpes is down. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) can both cause outbreaks of sores. HSV-1 typically causes cold sores on or around the mouth and is often spread by kissing, and HSV-2 can cause genital outbreaks and is ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized CDC genital herpes healthytime herpes hsv 1 herpes hsv 2 herpes outbreak herpes rates herpes simplex herpes sore NCHS oral herpes percentage of people with herpes public health safe sex sexually transmitted dise Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Did'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?
The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from a now-extinct relative. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?
The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from a now-extinct relative. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Hominin Species That Gave Us Genital Herpes
Paranthropus boisei was the species in the right place and time to contract HSV2 from ancestral chimpanzees and transmit it to our earliest ancestors, probably Homo erectus (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology Source Type: news

This early human ancestor is to blame for genital herpes
Herpes has been around a long time, to say the least. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes
(University of Cambridge) New research uses innovative data modeling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to carry HSV2 -- the genital herpes virus -- across the species barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be at higher risk from STIs from oral sex
STIs in pregnancy can cause serious problems for a baby. Genital herpes in third trimester means there's a 50% chance baby will get it, says nurse and author Terri Warren from Portland, Oregon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

November 2010
Feeling Out of Joint : The Aches of Arthritis Herpes in Hiding : Genital Herpes Often Unrecognized How Salmonella Bacteria Spread Older Adults and Alcohol Use Science Serving People (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Early Symptoms of Genital Herpes
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Film Explores What It’s Like To Find Out You Have An STI
A new short film from BuzzFeed Yellow shows just how terrifying it can be to find out you have a sexually transmitted infection.  The video titled “Getting Tested” features a young woman going to the doctor to find out if she has an STI. The film is an important reminder of how easily people can contract STIs; it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve slept with or if you’ve mostly had safe sex ― a lot of it comes down to bad luck.  As the young woman is laying on the doctor’s table getting the exam, she says, “This is really not like me... I’ve only had ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed
Conclusion This was a Norwegian case-control study that looked at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with the risk of neurological developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their children. The study initially found no association between any of the pathogens during pregnancy or after delivery, and the development of ASD in boys or girls. Further investigations suggested that high levels of HSV-2 virus antibodies during mid-pregnancy were associated with increased risk of the development of ASD in boys. The researchers suggest that the suspected risk of ASD associated wit...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Mental health Source Type: news

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring
Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Results appear in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Genital herpes vaccine shows promise in animal trials
The vaccine could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news