Herpes

Hominin species that gave us genital herpes identified

Hominin species that gave us genital herpes identified

It most likely contracted HSV2 through scavenging meat of chimpanzee, and then passed the pathogen to humans when they hunted for food.

Oct 02, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Common viral infection could give you constipation

Individuals with herpes have reported seemingly unrelated symptoms such as constipation and urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder), but the mechanism was not understood. 

Jun 10, 2016, 17:53 PM IST

Two-thirds of people under 50 have herpes: WHO

There are two forms of the herpes virus and both are most often transmitted without symptoms, but for those stuck with the lifelong infection, painful and embarrassing sores can be recurring.

Oct 30, 2015, 00:37 AM IST

Wikileaks: Executives worried about stars spreading herpes

In new leaked emails released on June 19, it seems Sony executives were worried about the spread of herpes.

Jun 20, 2015, 13:04 PM IST

Anti-herpes drug may help treat HIV: Study

Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to treat genital herpes, may help reduce the levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, even when patients do not have herpes, a study has suggested.

Mar 14, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

Herpes suspected to have killed jumbo calf in Kerala forest

The death of a two-year-old elephant in Wayanad forest in Kerala is suspected to be due to herpes, a deadly infectious disease.

Sep 11, 2014, 00:17 AM IST

Tests to start on vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV

Clinical trials are to begin soon on a new vaginal ring that promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes, US researchers said Wednesday.

Mar 06, 2014, 10:11 AM IST

Herpes virus exploits immune response to cause infection

The herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1), which affects an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all American adults, exploits an immune system receptor to boost its infectivity and ability to cause disease, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues.

Jun 07, 2013, 18:07 PM IST

MJ infected me with herpes during sex, claims woman

A woman has claimed that late Michael Jackson sexually transmitted a disease to her in the late ‘70s that ruined her life.

May 21, 2011, 13:07 PM IST

Study associates herpes to Alzheimer`s disease

HSV1, the cause of the common cold sore, persists in a latent form inside nerve cells.

Apr 05, 2011, 14:05 PM IST

Study associates herpes to Alzheimer`s disease

HSV1, the cause of the common cold sore, persists in a latent form inside nerve cells.

Apr 05, 2011, 00:00 AM IST