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.
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

Novel viral therapy to treat specific types of cancer in children

Novel viral therapy to treat specific types of cancer in children

Apoptosis can reactivate latent herpesviruses in dying cell

Apoptosis can reactivate latent herpesviruses in dying cell

Virttu Biologics treats first cohort of patients in SEPREHVIR Phase I/IIa study

Virttu Biologics treats first cohort of patients in SEPREHVIR Phase I/IIa study

Discovery of pressure-driven infection mechanism opens door to new treatments for viral infections

Discovery of pressure-driven infection mechanism opens door to new treatments for viral infections

HSV-1 exploits immune system receptor to boost infectivity and cause disease

HSV-1 exploits immune system receptor to boost infectivity and cause disease

Alios begins oral dosing of ALS-8176 in Phase 1 clinical trial for RSV infection

Alios begins oral dosing of ALS-8176 in Phase 1 clinical trial for RSV infection

UIC's Center for Clinical and Translational Science selects six research projects for new pilot grants

UIC's Center for Clinical and Translational Science selects six research projects for new pilot grants

Scientists identify new class of immune cells that suppress genital herpes

Scientists identify new class of immune cells that suppress genital herpes