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Herpes is an infection caused by two different but closely related viruses — herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or cold sores and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) or genital herpes. Both are easy to catch. They have similar symptoms (blisters or sores) and both can occur on different parts of the body. When the infection is on the mouth, it is called oral herpes. When it is on or near the sex organs, it is called genital herpes. There is no cure for herpes. Treatments are available to speed up the healing of the genital sores.
New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Researchers find way to reinvigorate exhausted immune cells and stop cancer

Researchers find way to reinvigorate exhausted immune cells and stop cancer

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Researchers develop new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

A million a day: STIs are a worldwide epidemic, declares WHO

A million a day: STIs are a worldwide epidemic, declares WHO

Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and facilitates plaque formation in Alzheimer's

Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and facilitates plaque formation in Alzheimer's

New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections

New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Probiotic-derived molecule optimizes the immune system to combat viral inflammatory diseases

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

Scientific evidence for and against causal associations for 47 adverse effects after immunization

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

UTMB receives grant to combat highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses

UTMB receives grant to combat highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Study finds link between common virus and faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections

New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections

New research on viral biology could lead to efficient vaccines against leishmaniasis

New research on viral biology could lead to efficient vaccines against leishmaniasis