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Many with genital herpes make the wrong health decisions Special

A recent survey conducted by TOP Global revealed 48 percent of Americans with genital herpes say they made all of the wrong decisions when seeking treatment for their first outbreak. Caroline Goodner looks at three myths relating to the condition.

Gene editing could rid you of herpes

Most people carry the herpes virus, although only a few suffer with recurrent cold sores. Advances in gene editing pose the promise of getting rid of the virus for good.

Stress wakes up the sleeping herpes virus

Helsinki - Once someone has contracted herpes the virus can emerge again at any time. The re-emergence is linked with periods of stress. Scientists have been looking into how this happens.

A herpes-based drug was successfully used to treat skin cancer

London - In a trial, a drug based on the herpes virus was given to patients who had aggressive skin cancer and the treatment was a success.

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.

Scientists move a step closer to treating cancer-causing herpes

Researchers have moved a step closer in developing a medication for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Teens are more prone to genital herpes

Teenagers today may be more likely to contract one type of herpes virus than teenagers in years past, a new study finds.

Infectious mechanism of Herpes revealed

Scientists have been able, for the first time, to measure the internal pressure that enables the herpes virus to infect cells in the human body.

Can cold sores increase the risk of memory problems?

The virus that causes cold sores may be associated with cognitive problems, according to a new study supported by the American Academy of Neurology.

Unnamed A-list celebrity gives partner herpes

An unnamed male celebrity has given his sexual partner herpes, thus resulting in him being sued for $20 million by the unknown victim.

Are herpes-infected oysters the latest victims of warm seawater?

In previous years, oysters infected with a herpes virus have been found on French coasts, but now they've also been detected in the UK. Most die of the disease, a problem for fishers and gourmets. Unusually warm seawater may be the cause.

Herpes outbreak triggers wrestling ban in Minnesota

Minnesota high school wrestlers were disappointed to learn that both contact practice and matches have been suspended thanks to an outbreak of "herpes gladiatorum" a very contagious rash.

Herpes may cause Alzheimer's says new study

New research supports growing concerns that herpes plays a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.

One Step Closer to Defeating AIDS

Researchers may have found a combination of two vaccines that together could potentially protect humans against AIDS.

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