Questions tagged [herpes-simplex]

Questions about herpes simplex, a viral disease caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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Why are mRNA vaccines not yet available against other diseases?

The mRNA vaccines against developing COVID-19 are obviously the first approved mRNA vaccines. We are probably at the beginning of an mRNA vaccine evolution. I've recently read a very interesting ...
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What's the difference of oral herpes from genital one?

I was wasting time on TikTok (the youtube one), and to save time I saw this video making awareness and trying to end stigma against herpes and I got the idea from it that oral herpes were of the exact ...
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How viral corneal ulcers due to HSV produce loss of sensation but painful at same time?

HSV= Herpes Simplex Virus So, while reading about HSV keratitis I've come across a confusion, Dendritic ulcers of HSV produce extremely irritating ulcer (Parson 22ed pg180) dendritic ulcers of ...
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Can Protein Folding be used to develop a vaccine against the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)?

Scientists are researching the possibility to create a universal influenza vaccine 1. The influenza virus already has many strains 2 and evolves itself rapidly into new strains because influenza uses ...
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When is HSV-1 most contagious?

It is possible to pass HSV-1 at any time even if your symptoms are currently dormant, but the risk of contagion is higher during outbreaks. When does the risk of contagion return to it's dormant level?...
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How infectious is herpes?

My grandparents both have facial herpes around their lips and I have just spent a weekend with them. On arrival I was unaware of their conditions and therefore hugged them and allowed them to kiss ...
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Can herpes spread if an infected (nonactive) person takes a bite of your burger?

A friend of mine suffers from Herpes (HSV) infection. He only told me about the same about 2 months back when we last met. Yesterday, at a restaurant he took a bite out of my burger twice. when I ...
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How to safely prescribe steroids in Aphthous ulcers?

Topical steroids are the mainstay of treatment in Aphthous ulcers. An important differential diagnosis of oral aphthous ulcers is intra oral herpetic ulcers. And sometimes, it may be difficult to ...
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How improbably is an HSV-2 positive test to be caused by an 'ear infection'?

For reasons different then you would likely presume I had a women come to me to ask about an STD test a man had provided her. His tests show positive for HSV-2 (a 2.15 result where >1.09 is positive)....