Medical Misinformation: Doctors Make Assumptions – Media Turns Them Into Nonsense

On April 15, 2015, in Advocacy, Blog, Editorial, Education, by Admin

A recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail includes an all-too-typical “herpes scare” shock headline: “How you could catch HERPES from a sunbed: STI can thrive in tanning booths despite the heat, expert warns” No doubt that will bring many clicks and page views (which is all the media is really interested in) but it […]

New Thinking About Herpes Vaccine Design

On March 13, 2015, in Blog, H News, by Admin

A new way of thinking challenges standard notions about what a herpes vaccine should look like. New thinking about vaccine design has helped researchers forge ahead in developing a potential vaccine. Herpes simplex virus infections are an enormous global health problem and there is currently no viable vaccine. For nearly three decades, immunologists’ efforts to […]

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Where did Herpes Come From?

On June 13, 2014, in Blog, Education, FAQ, by Admin

A lot of websites claim herpes is a few thousand years old.  That’s not when herpes came about; that’s when writing things down came about, so that’s the first time it actually got documented.  We’ve had Herpes Simplex much, much longer than that – more than a million and a half years longer for HSV-2… […]

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Here Goes…

On January 16, 2013, in H Stories, by Admin

I’m a 44-year-old divorced mother of two (8 yo daughter and 6 yo son). I was with the now ex-husband for 14 years. Neither of us knows who had HSV before we got together, but obviously someone did. It revealed several years into the relationship, and since we were together for so long, neither had […]

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