Herpes Simplex Virus 2 News and Research

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Herpes Simplex Virus-2 is a sexually transmitted viral infection, which often produces painful sores, usually in the genital area. Once infected, an individual may carry the virus and be subject to recurrent bouts of infection. Some estimate that as many as 20 percent of the adult population in the United States has been exposed to the virus.
Knowledge helps prevent spread of herpes virus

Knowledge helps prevent spread of herpes virus

Human papillomavirus the main risk factor for cervical adenocarcinoma

Human papillomavirus the main risk factor for cervical adenocarcinoma

Researchers unmask secrets of a tiny virus that infects bacteria

Researchers unmask secrets of a tiny virus that infects bacteria

Risk factors for nongonococcal urethritis

Risk factors for nongonococcal urethritis

Cellular mechanism discovery could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease

Cellular mechanism discovery could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease

Combined gene therapy eliminates glioblastoma multiforme in lab studies

Combined gene therapy eliminates glioblastoma multiforme in lab studies

Discovery of a receptor that appears to function as one "lock" that HSV opens to allow it to enter human cells

Discovery of a receptor that appears to function as one "lock" that HSV opens to allow it to enter human cells

High rates of herpes simplex virus 2 and syphilis among young drug users in Baltimore

High rates of herpes simplex virus 2 and syphilis among young drug users in Baltimore

Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer

Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer

Scientists develop a way to block the signals responsible for neuropathic pain

Scientists develop a way to block the signals responsible for neuropathic pain

Oncolytic viruses may one day help treat brain tumors

Oncolytic viruses may one day help treat brain tumors

Hormonal contraceptives increase risk of HSV-2 transmission

Hormonal contraceptives increase risk of HSV-2 transmission

Stress may enhance the body's ability to fight the flu

Stress may enhance the body's ability to fight the flu

Study first to document increase risk of herpes infection due to oral sex, particularly in young women

Study first to document increase risk of herpes infection due to oral sex, particularly in young women

Gel provides protection from HIV and herpes

Gel provides protection from HIV and herpes

Herpesviruses are everywhere!

Herpesviruses are everywhere!

Female sex hormones have a profound effect on susceptibility to the herpes simplex virus

Female sex hormones have a profound effect on susceptibility to the herpes simplex virus

Herpes virus is everywhere and it's unavoidable

Herpes virus is everywhere and it's unavoidable

Targeted screening of high-risk groups for genital herpes may prevent disease transmission

Targeted screening of high-risk groups for genital herpes may prevent disease transmission

Herpes virus offers new hope in search for cure for cancer

Herpes virus offers new hope in search for cure for cancer