Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viral shedding ebbs over time with HSV-1 genital infections

People with a genital infection of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which usually causes cold sores, frequently shed the virus in the first months after infection, raising the risk that they might spread the virus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

USPSTF continues to recommend against genital herpes screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find new evidence that could result in a change to the 2016 recommendation on screening for genital herpes and consequently continues to recommend against routine serologic ...


Are we getting closer to a herpes vaccine?

(HealthDay)—Scientists are reporting early success with an experimental herpes vaccine that uses a genetically modified version of the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral herpes rates are falling in children

Two thirds of children and young people have their first sexual activity unexposed to herpes but risk catching it in adulthood, say researchers

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