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  1. More Genital Herpes From Cold Sore Virus

    Oct. 3, 2002 - The virus that triggers "cold sores" of the mouth is becoming an increasingly common cause of genital herpes -- and the source of that upswing may be people who begin having sex while in or before high school. In the past, nearly all cases of genital herpes, which affects about one in

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  2. Valtrex Lowers Herpes Transmission

    Sept. 27, 2002 -- The drug Valtrex -- prescribed to prevent recurrences of genital herpes -- may actually help prevent the spread of the virus from one sexual partner to another. The lifelong infection affects 1 in 5 adults, and many infected people don't have symptoms and don't know they are infect

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  3. New Herpes Drugs on the Way

    April 1, 2002 -- When Zovirax hit the market in the 1970s, it was a huge relief for millions of people suffering from oral and genital herpes. Although the original formula has been modified and improved over the years, it still doesn't work for everyone. Some people continue to experience frequent,

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  4. Women More Likely to Admit to STDs

    Feb. 27, 2002 -- Honesty may be the best policy, but it's a policy that's not followed equally by both sexes in the bedroom. New research shows women are seven times more likely to admit to a partner that they have a sexually transmitted infection. But the French study, published in Sexually Transmi

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  5. Valtrex for Herpes OK While Breastfeeding

    Feb. 11, 2002 -- Is it safe to treat genital herpes when I'm breastfeeding? That question pops up all the time on the WebMD Genital Herpes message board. And now a new study shows that one commonly used drug, Valtrex, appears to be safe for your child. "I have [genital herpes] and my OB has put me o

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  6. Genital Herpes in Mom Linked to Schizophrenia in Baby

    Nov. 13, 2001 -- In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers from several U.S. centers have found an as-yet-unexplained connection between herpes simplex 2 -- the virus that causes genital herpes -- and schizophrenia. Babies born to women infected with the virus, commonly called HSV-2, a

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  7. Could You One Day Wine and Dine Your Cold Sores -- to Death?

    Sept. 19, 2000 (Toronto) -- A chemical related to an active ingredient of red wine stops the herpes virus in its tracks -- in the lab. If the compound, or its relatives, pan out in animal and human studies, it could one day offer an alternative to treat genital herpes and cold sores that resist the

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  8. Herpes Vaccine in the Spotlight

    Sept. 17, 2000 (Toronto) -- A new vaccine against genital herpes protects some women, but not all, from developing symptoms of the disease. The vaccine failed to work in men, and it worked only in women who have never been infected with a related herpes virus that causes cold sores, according to res

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  9. Herpes Vaccine Looks Promising, Researchers Say

    May 4, 2000 -- Preliminary tests of a vaccine to fight the herpes simplex virus are showing that the vaccine can prevent illness and death in mice with herpes, according to scientists at the recent Conference on Vaccine Research in Washington. Researcher Ken S. Rosenthal, PhD, tells WebMD that the i

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  10. Herpes Vaccine Looks Promising, Researchers Say

    May 4, 2000 -- Preliminary tests of a vaccine to fight the herpes simplex virus are showing that the vaccine can prevent illness and death in mice with herpes, according to scientists at the recent Conference on Vaccine Research in Washington. Researcher Ken S. Rosenthal, PhD, tells WebMD that the i

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