During the study, volunteers had a genital herpes
lesion on 1.
Although genital herpes
has previously been more often associated with HSV2, it can also be caused by HSV1, the virus more traditionally associated with orolabial herpes (cold sores).
Researchers found that two or three doses of the investigational vaccine offered significant protection against genital herpes
disease caused by HSV-1.
This is the first Canadian study to examine provincial trends in genital herpes
infection over time and to assess the utility of these data for public health surveillance, made possible by access to centralized laboratory data for HSV testing in BC.
Nearly all individuals (97%) knew that genital herpes
is sexually transmitted, and two-thirds (66%) were aware that the disease is incurable.
The company's lead product in development is VivaGel(TM) (SPL7013 Gel), a vaginal microbicide designed to prevent the transmission of STIs, including HIV and genital herpes
This means you should not have oral sex with someone who has an outbreak of genital herpes
and you should not give oral sex to someone if you have a cold sore.
Episode-by-episode treatment of genital herpes
does not address the problem of asymptomatic shedding, so physicians should consider chronic antiviral suppression as routine prescription, he advised.
Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is a contagious virus primarily causing outbreaks of genital herpes
Moreover, a person may have no visible signs of HPV, genital herpes
or chlamydia, yet still be infected.
Estimates indicate 80pc of people infected with genital herpes
are undiagnosed and the disease is often passed on to partners.
The $96,843 grant is intended to study enhanced formulations of topically applied alpha-interferon for the treatment of genital herpes