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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.
Study reveals human protein that helps the immune system fight viral infections

Study reveals human protein that helps the immune system fight viral infections

Sexually active students more likely to use STI self-testing services

Sexually active students more likely to use STI self-testing services

New trial tests combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness

New trial tests combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

A subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine may offer broader protection against virus

A subunit SARS-CoV-2 vaccine may offer broader protection against virus

Study reveals damaging role of immune system in severe brain infection

Study reveals damaging role of immune system in severe brain infection

New discovery about STING protein could lead to improved cancer immunotherapies

New discovery about STING protein could lead to improved cancer immunotherapies

Gene editing approach removes oral herpes

Gene editing approach removes oral herpes

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

COVID-19 virus acts as a 'sponge' to deplete specific host microRNAs

New process could fast track antiviral and anticancer drug discovery

New process could fast track antiviral and anticancer drug discovery

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

Combination of certain drugs can do more harm than good, shows study

Combination of certain drugs can do more harm than good, shows study

Researchers discover new method to treat herpes viruses

Researchers discover new method to treat herpes viruses

Cerebrospinal fluid autoantibodies target the brain in some COVID-19 patients

Cerebrospinal fluid autoantibodies target the brain in some COVID-19 patients

Antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) suppresses replication of SARS-CoV-2

Antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) suppresses replication of SARS-CoV-2

Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection not harmful in first trimester pregnancies

Study shows safety of new cell therapy approaches for kidney transplant recipients

Study shows safety of new cell therapy approaches for kidney transplant recipients

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells

Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that helps HSV1 infect the brain

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that helps HSV1 infect the brain