HSV1 Cure Research

  1. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80...or-cold-sores/

    I really hope they can figure this out, what doors would this open for other viruses?
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  3. by   Aneroo
    That's wonderful. I was in a discussion this week with some "mommy friends" who were talking about genital herpes. There is a gross lack of information about herpes. Many didn't realize that cold sores are actually herpes, or that it can be transmitted from mouth to genitals. Some didn't realize you can transmit it from your own mouth to genitals, or that it could be spread even when a person is asymptomatic.
  4. by   JesusIsTheReason
    Unfortunately most of people are unaware that "cold sores" are actually HSV1. They are also unaware that 90% of the population has the virus by age 40.

    It seems in some, it is a mere pesky skin condition and in others a total nightmare. I know that it can be fatal in newborns and welcome the new research and findings on this.

    If this research does provide some cure, or way of making the virus permanently latent, I know there will be alot of elated people.
  5. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from Aneroo
    That's wonderful. I was in a discussion this week with some "mommy friends" who were talking about genital herpes. There is a gross lack of information about herpes. Many didn't realize that cold sores are actually herpes, or that it can be transmitted from mouth to genitals. Some didn't realize you can transmit it from your own mouth to genitals, or that it could be spread even when a person is asymptomatic.
    Yes, I've had people accuse me of spreading an Urban Myth when I made some of these same points regarding HSV1.
  6. by   catshowlady
    Cats are affected by feline herpes virus. We vaccinate for it, but the vaccines are not completely protective and the kits often catch it from mama before the age for vaccination anyway. Quite a few cats have lost eyes to this virus. We try to keep outbreaks down through the use of lysine. This research would probably wind up applying to cats, too. Thanks for posting it, JITR.

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