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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.
Researchers receive $3.7 million to identify reasons for higher rates of cancers, other diseases in HIV patients

Researchers receive $3.7 million to identify reasons for higher rates of cancers, other diseases in HIV patients

Understanding immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infections in children

Understanding immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infections in children

Study opens the door to a new approach to attacking herpesviruses

Study opens the door to a new approach to attacking herpesviruses

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

Multiple sclerosis may be caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus

New neural circuits regulating spatial learning, memory in the brain's hippocampal formation discovered

New neural circuits regulating spatial learning, memory in the brain's hippocampal formation discovered

Researchers discover how oral bacteria increase vulnerability to infection

Researchers discover how oral bacteria increase vulnerability to infection

Dreaded microbe can silence multiple types of pain, study suggests

Dreaded microbe can silence multiple types of pain, study suggests

In-depth analysis of SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells in unexposed individuals

In-depth analysis of SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells in unexposed individuals

Cytomegalovirus herpesvirus can accelerate the decline of the immune system, study finds

Cytomegalovirus herpesvirus can accelerate the decline of the immune system, study finds

Study uncovers the herpes virus' strategy for infecting the nervous system

Study uncovers the herpes virus' strategy for infecting the nervous system

Study assesses whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs can help treat COVID-19

Study assesses whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs can help treat COVID-19

Pacific oyster as a weapon against SARS-CoV-2

Pacific oyster as a weapon against SARS-CoV-2

Potential link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and secondary occurrence of anti-NMDAR encephalitis

Potential link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and secondary occurrence of anti-NMDAR encephalitis

Chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide A shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

Chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide A shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

Novel Einstein-developed strategy successfully suppresses HIV infections in mice

Novel Einstein-developed strategy successfully suppresses HIV infections in mice

Penn scientists win 2021 Lasker Award for the discovery of therapeutic mRNA technology

Penn scientists win 2021 Lasker Award for the discovery of therapeutic mRNA technology

Study reveals strong connection between infection rates and strains of authoritarianism

Study reveals strong connection between infection rates and strains of authoritarianism

New SARS-CoV-2 mechanism of host gene suppression

New SARS-CoV-2 mechanism of host gene suppression

Study finds possible direct connection between neurodegenerative diseases and the herpesvirus

Study finds possible direct connection between neurodegenerative diseases and the herpesvirus

Study sheds light on neurologic symptoms caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study sheds light on neurologic symptoms caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection