A study by a Montana State University researcher suggests a new avenue for developing a vaccine against genital herpes and other diseases caused by herpes simplex viruses. (more…)
Intensive research has recently been completed on melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and now we have new evidence that a form of the herpes virus, best known for causing cold sores, has shown effectiveness when treating late stage melanoma. While researchers aren’t positive as to the cause of melanoma, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning booths increase risks. (more…)
NanoViricides will be presenting a review of the current programs that the comapany is developing for anti-viral therapeutics. It currently has four drugs in development that are commercially significant. This particular set of drugs attack HIV, the flu, various diseases that may afflict the eye and, the one most relevant for us folks, the herpes simplex virus. Yes, the one the virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes. This line of drugs, called nanoviricides are also being evaluated to test for effectiveness against ebola, dengue and rabies.
Sorry I haven’t had any time to do any updates or new articles, I have been doing some travelling and I have had very little time to log on to do my updates. I promise to work on some articles soon and I’ll post them soon, probably in the next few days. I’d like to talk about some new treatments I’ve been taking.
Heterosexual men who undergo medical circumcision can significantly reduce their risk of acquiring two common sexually transmitted infections–herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of genital herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancer and genital warts, according to a report in the March 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). (more…)
The Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute partnership revealed the results of the Netefatso study, which was conducted between 2006 and 2008 among 325 HIV discordant couples in Botswana. (more…)