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Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Cold sores: HSV-1 is the virus that causes cold sores. However, it is found with increasing frequency as the culprit for genital herpes. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What do the doctors here in health tap think about professor ian frazer HSV vaccine on trial? If it is going to work on curing hsv2, maybe hsv1 also?

What do the doctors here in health tap think about professor ian frazer HSV vaccine on trial? If it is going to work on curing hsv2, maybe hsv1 also?

We hope: Dr frazer is clearly a thought leader in immunology and vaccines. I think the vaccine had a good chance of preventing hsv2 and maybe he will work on one for hsv1. However, when it comes to cure i doubt it. It might control it for a longer period of time but not cure it. Incredibly enough, with all these great minds working on viruses, we haven't cured a single virus yet. However we hope! ...Read more

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Is there a realistic timeline for an HSV 2 cure? I read about breakthrough cures and vaccines often but nothing approved yet. When will we see this?

HSV Cure: In a small study, researchers found that the drug -- pritelivir -- substantially curbed 'viral shedding' in people with genital herpes, decreased the amount of time virus was active and potentially transmissible to patients' sexual partners. Otherwise current treatment of HSV with Valcyclovir and Acyclovir meds only limi symptom severity. NIH has launched a phase I trial of a new vaccine, ...Read more

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I heard that a vaccine made of CD4 alpha alpha cells to prevent hsv-2 outbreaks has been discovered, where i can get this vaccine?

I heard that a vaccine made of CD4 alpha alpha cells to prevent hsv-2 outbreaks has been discovered, where i can get this vaccine?

Research only: Unfortunately, there is no clinically available hsv vaccine yet. A lot of researchers are working to develop a vaccine. Much work has been done with animal models, and several clinical trials have been done as well. Currently, very few trials are recruiting patients. I am not aware of a clinical trial with a vaccine made from cd4 t cells--most are made from chopped up bits of viral proteins. ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain from HSV ii?

How can I ease the pain from HSV ii?

Several choices: The blisters from hsvii can be very painful. There are both oral medications as well as medications available to place on the lesions to ease the pain but nearly all require a prescription. ...Read more

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What is considered low risk for contracting HSV 1 and 2?

Herpes simplex virus: Over 85% of the adult population has gotten infected with this virus, and it is very difficult to prevent unless you have had no contact with other humans. ...Read more

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Why does HSV travel to brain?

Unknown: We do not know why viruses have predilection for particular organs or tissues in medicine we seldom know why , we sometimes know how?! ...Read more

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Are chapped lips a symptom of hsv-2?

Are chapped lips a symptom of hsv-2?

Chapped lips & HSV?: In short, no. Chapped lips are the same as "dry skin" over any other part of your body. They're not the result of a virus. Increasing hydration & using a barrier/salve (aquaphor, petroleum jelly) to maintain moisture should help resolve chapped lips. HSV is a virus. It's initial presentation on the mouth (which may be 1 or 2) is in a blister, that typically bursts & crusts over & is painful. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

2-12 days: Incubation period: For HSV-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 days. Most people average about three to six days. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more