Herpes

Herpes, not quite so species specific after all
www.sciencedaily.com

A new study challenges the tenet of herpes viruses being strictly host-specific. Scientists have discovered that gammaherpesviruses switch their hosts more frequently than previously thought. In fact, bats and primates appear to be responsible for the transfer of these viruses to other mammals in many cases.

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Researchers find herpes strain in the nervous system
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There are a couple strains of herpes so common that researchers estimate 90% of the human population have them. These strains, human herpes 6 and human herpes 7, usually do not cause severe symptoms when people acquire them. But researchers know that under certain circumstances, dormant herpes viruses in the body can unexpectedly come roaring […]

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Why Getting Herpes Was a Gift
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July 13th, 2015, was the day I contracted genital herpes. In STI support communities, many refer to the person who gave them herpes as their “gifter.” This might sound strange, since I'm sure a sexually transmitted disease is not a gift anyone wants.

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UIC May Have Breakthrough in Fighting and Preventing Herpes
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The virus that causes genital herpes is incredibly common—about 15 percent of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry it—and an effective vaccine has been hard to find. That's because the herpes simplex virus-2—which also causes serious eye infections in …

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Why I Celebrate The Day I Was Diagnosed With Herpes
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On May 9, I will commemorate a very important anniversary. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with genital herpes. When I tell people I honor my herpes anniversary, or “herpiversary” for short, I'm usually met with surprise and disgust. In a best-case …

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Viral Skin Infections
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Although herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 are most notable for causing cold sores and genital herpes, respectively, they can be responsible for other cutaneous manifestations such as eczema herpeticum, herpes gladiatorum, herpes whitlow, lumbosacral …

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Our human ancestors infected Neanderthals with herpes, tuberculosis, tapeworm
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Herpes is forever — and has been for a long, long time. Humans migrating out of Africa may have spread the genital herpes virus, as well as tuberculosis, tapeworm and other diseases, to Neanderthals in Europe and Asia more than 50,000 years ago.

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Scientists stunned to learn humans gave Neanderthals herpes
www.babwnews.com

Analysis of Herpes Simplex 2, the bug that causes genital herpes, reveals that the disease was transmitted more than 1.2 million years ago. “Our hypothesis is basically that each band of Neanderthals had its own personal disaster and over time you lose …

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Will having herpes affect my sex life and ability to have children?
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The message “sex is dangerous” has been implanted in the minds of many of us, and the fear of herpes is just one of the reasons it may be considered valid. It is certainly true that there are risks associated with the exchange of bodily fluids, but if …

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9 Things You Should Know About Genital Herpes, From Someone Who Has It
www.teenvogue.com

I have herpes. You might think it's gross, and it technically is — in the sense that flare-ups feel like fire and make you feel gross. But I know that I'm not gross. I got the infection from a man I loved and trusted, who swore on his life he had …

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