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.
PaxVax partners with UC to develop combination vaccine to prevent genital HSV infections

PaxVax partners with UC to develop combination vaccine to prevent genital HSV infections

Scientists develop microbicide gel that prevents transmission of multiple STIs in vagina/rectum in animals

Scientists develop microbicide gel that prevents transmission of multiple STIs in vagina/rectum in animals

Herpes simplex viral therapy in conjunction with radiation proves effective in treating malignant gliomas

Herpes simplex viral therapy in conjunction with radiation proves effective in treating malignant gliomas

Experimental vaccine for HSV-2 infection reduces rate of viral shedding at 6 months

Experimental vaccine for HSV-2 infection reduces rate of viral shedding at 6 months

Agenus reports net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.8 million for Q4 2013

Agenus reports net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.8 million for Q4 2013

Women using DMPA injection more likely to acquire HIV than women using NET-EN

Women using DMPA injection more likely to acquire HIV than women using NET-EN

Researcher receives Pioneer Award for engineering herpes simplex virus gene delivery systems

Researcher receives Pioneer Award for engineering herpes simplex virus gene delivery systems

Admedus' HSV-2 therapeutic vaccine achieves primary endpoint in Phase 1 trial

Admedus' HSV-2 therapeutic vaccine achieves primary endpoint in Phase 1 trial

UT Southwestern' faculty receives Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award for contributions to understanding of autophagy

UT Southwestern' faculty receives Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award for contributions to understanding of autophagy

Population Council gets USAID cooperative agreement to develop non-ARV microbicides that block HIV, STI

Population Council gets USAID cooperative agreement to develop non-ARV microbicides that block HIV, STI

Genocea commences GEN-004 Phase 1 study to prevent pneumococcus infections

Genocea commences GEN-004 Phase 1 study to prevent pneumococcus infections

Researchers launch clinical trial of investigational vaccine designed to prevent genital herpes disease

Researchers launch clinical trial of investigational vaccine designed to prevent genital herpes disease

HIV risk-reduction counseling at time of HIV testing shows no reduction in STI rates

HIV risk-reduction counseling at time of HIV testing shows no reduction in STI rates

Most U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect against genital herpes, says study

Most U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect against genital herpes, says study

Discovery paves way for development of new medicines to combat herpes infections

Discovery paves way for development of new medicines to combat herpes infections

Resveratrol worsens MS-like neuropathology and inflammation, study finds

Resveratrol worsens MS-like neuropathology and inflammation, study finds

MIT engineers develop nanoparticles that deliver cancer vaccines to lungs

MIT engineers develop nanoparticles that deliver cancer vaccines to lungs

Researchers find that people affected by cold sores have mutation in gene

Researchers find that people affected by cold sores have mutation in gene

Researchers potentially reached milestone in vaccine treatment for genital herpes

Researchers potentially reached milestone in vaccine treatment for genital herpes

Pain, itching associated with shingles may be due to virus causing "short circuit" in nerve cells

Pain, itching associated with shingles may be due to virus causing "short circuit" in nerve cells