Posts Tagged ‘herpes’

Researchers Determine the Largest Risk Factor for HIV Transmission

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
In 2011, the journal Science named the discovery that HIV medication may not only treat the disease, but also lower a person's risk of spreading it to an unaffected partner as the scientific breakthrough of the year. One of the keys to fighting HIV is determining how to prevent transmission, and...

Scientists Identify Gene Associated with Cold Sore Severity

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause cold sores on the mouth or genital warts in people who have it. Individuals who have this infection can expect to have periods of time where they have a multitude of lesions, and other times when they appear symptom-free....

“Am I a herpes carrier?”

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
By Ritter Rudesind, Care Advisor If you’ve ever been tested for an STD, you know how nerve-wracking it can be to wait for the results...and when the results come back negative, it’s a huge relief. But what if you find out that – while you have tested negative – your monogamous...