Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Genital Herpes Health Center

News and Features Related to Genital Herpes

  1. Rare Circumcision Ritual Carries Herpes Risk

    Aug. 2, 2004 -- A rare Jewish circumcision practice may put young infants at risk for genital herpes with potentially severe complications, according to a new study. Researchers in Israel have documented eight cases in which male infants became infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) a

    Read Full Article
  2. Herpes Virus Linked to Cervical Cancer

    Nov. 5, 2002 -- Genital herpes increases the risk of cervical cancer -- which kills thousands of women every year -- by acting as an "accomplice" to another common virus that commonly causes this cancer. Herpes simplex virus-2, the cause of genital herpes, was detected in nearly half of women with i

    Read Full Article
  3. Herpes and Oral Sex: Women’s Risks

    Mar. 1, 2005 -- Vaginal intercourse and receiving oral sex can raise a woman's risk of infection from herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). That's the type of herpes that's most commonly known to cause infections of the mouth and lips, often called fever blisters or cold sores. HSV-1 and another herp

    Read Full Article
  4. Mother-to-Infant Herpes Transmission

    Jan. 7, 2003 -- Women infected with herpes can reduce the risk of passing the virus on to their children by having a cesarean section and taking other safety precautions during pregnancy and delivery, according to a new study. Researchers say it's the first real proof that delivering a baby via cesa

    Read Full Article
  5. FDA OKs 1-Day Treatment for Herpes

    Aug. 2, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the drug Famvir as the first and only one-day antiviral treatment for recurrent genital herpes genital herpes and cold sores cold sores in people with healthy immune systems. The drug's maker, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., announced the FDA approval in a news r

    Read Full Article
  6. Chamomile Oil May Counter Herpes Virus

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which causes cold sores and can cause genital herpes, may have met its match in chamomile oil. Scientists in Germany pitted chamomile oil, anise oil, dwarf-pine oil, manuka oil, and lemon oil against HSV-1 in test tubes. Manuka comes from the

    Read Full Article
  7. Drug May Curb Herpes Virus Shedding

    Sept. 28, 2006 --The antiviral drug Famvir may curb the shedding of the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in some -- but not all -- genital herpes patients, a new study shows. The study was presented today in San Francisco, at the American Society for Microbiology's 46th Annual Interscience Confer

    Read Full Article
  8. Genital Herpes Virus Rate Drops

    Aug. 22, 2006 -- Infections with the genital herpes virus are down in the U.S., reversing an upward trend. It doesn't mean genital herpes isn't a problem. About one in six Americans (17%) had the genital herpes virus -- called HSV-2 -- during 1999-2004. But that is down from the 21% rate seen in 198

    Read Full Article
  9. Dating Dangers: Love's a Minefield

    Your parents did it. Hitchhikers, rocket scientists, even nuns probably do it, at least once. The topic is dating, and the custom is as old as Adam and Eve. Dating is the path to love -- and that path, as we know, can be a minefield. We date and we date, but we don't find Mr. or Ms. Right. In fact,

    Read Full Article
  10. Gene May Help Herpes Virus Enter Cells

    July 25, 2005 -- When the herpes virus enters a cell, it may not have to blast its way into cells. A newly discovered gene may put out the welcome mat for the virus. If so, it might one day be possible to thwart the virus by slamming that door shut. Scientists are just starting to learn about the ge

    Read Full Article
Displaying 11 - 20 of 43 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next >>

Today on WebMD

STD Overview
Slideshow
BHC Healthy Sex Life
Quiz
 
things your guy wish you knew slideshow
Slideshow
Sex Drive Killers 03
Slideshow
 
Genital Herpes Risks Quiz
Quiz
Young couple holding hands
Quiz
 
Hepatitis Prevent 10
Feature
Herpes Vaccine Study
Video
 
Daughter Development Evaluator
Article
HPV Vaccine Future
Article
 
STD Facts Quiz
Quiz
mother and daughter talking
Tool
 

If you have genital herpes, do you know the person who passed it to you?


WebMD Special Sections