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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.
Australian nanotech Starpharma to develop a second generation microbicide for the prevention of infection by HIV

Australian nanotech Starpharma to develop a second generation microbicide for the prevention of infection by HIV

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Promising lead in developing anti-viral drugs with the potential to fight HIV and HSV

Promising lead in developing anti-viral drugs with the potential to fight HIV and HSV

THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses

THC in marijuana may block the spread of forms of cancer causing herpes viruses

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Scientists discover breakthrough method to treat neuronal diseases

Scientists discover breakthrough method to treat neuronal diseases

New gene therapy treatment involves injecting Herpes simplex virus into the brain tumours of Glioma patients

New gene therapy treatment involves injecting Herpes simplex virus into the brain tumours of Glioma patients

Researchers have secured more than $19.4 million for their work on cardiovascular and liver diseases and HIV/AIDS

Researchers have secured more than $19.4 million for their work on cardiovascular and liver diseases and HIV/AIDS

Drug to fight virus from the herpes family in transplant patients moves forward in trials

Drug to fight virus from the herpes family in transplant patients moves forward in trials

New diagnoses of STIs increased by four per cent from 678,709 in 2002 to 708,083

New diagnoses of STIs increased by four per cent from 678,709 in 2002 to 708,083

British Government needs to get its act together to tackle the soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections

British Government needs to get its act together to tackle the soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections

Young holidaymaker's traveling overseas face serious health issues from casual sex

Young holidaymaker's traveling overseas face serious health issues from casual sex

Increasing evidence a virus may play a role in breast cancer

Increasing evidence a virus may play a role in breast cancer

Human antibodies that thwart the SARS virus in mice can be mass-produced quickly

Human antibodies that thwart the SARS virus in mice can be mass-produced quickly

Harmless form of the herpes virus may help create a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease

Harmless form of the herpes virus may help create a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease

Kaposi sarcoma virus common in people who are HIV positive turns lymph vessel cells into a cancer

Kaposi sarcoma virus common in people who are HIV positive turns lymph vessel cells into a cancer

Treatment of cytomegalovirus remains a priority in order to improve the prognosis for people with HIV-1 infection

Treatment of cytomegalovirus remains a priority in order to improve the prognosis for people with HIV-1 infection

SARS, the highly infectious respiratory virus, has been found in tears

SARS, the highly infectious respiratory virus, has been found in tears

Pathogens have the ability to cause late-onset sporadic Alzheimer's disease

Pathogens have the ability to cause late-onset sporadic Alzheimer's disease

Study shows herpes is common in suburban populations, with Denver up to 20 percent

Study shows herpes is common in suburban populations, with Denver up to 20 percent