By: Joe Graedon June 6, 2016 19 Comments
    Will L-lysine for Cold Sores Protect the Brain f…

    A¬†connection between cold sores (caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or HSV-1) and Alzheimer's disease has been tossed around for decades. How good is the evidence? This reader would like to know i…

    By: Terry Graedon March 17, 2016 6 Comments
    Will Inexpensive Heart Drug Overcome Herpes Viru…

    Fighting Epstein Barr Virus: An inexpensive generic diuretic that is often prescribed for patients with heart failure shows antiviral activity against herpes viruses called Epstein Barr virus. This vi…

    By: Terry Graedon April 14, 2011 4 Comments
    Herpes Virus Sheds Without Symptoms

    Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is caused by the herpes simplex 2 virus, and affects approximately 16 percent of American adults or about 40 million people…

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2010 1 Comments
    Rates of Genital Herpes Infection High

    Genital herpes, or HSV-2, is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US. New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an overall infection rate of 16 per…

    By: Terry Graedon December 21, 2009 11 Comments
    Is There Help for Herpes?

    Q. I am 23 years old and I just learned I have herpes. I feel like my life is over. I fear no one will ever want to date me again. I'm not promiscuous at all. It only took one person for me to be infe…

    By: Joe Graedon October 17, 2008 2 Comments
    Genital Herpes Is Sexually Transmitted Condition

    Q. A friend of mine just announced that she has genital herpes. She has had it for quite a few years and has never told her husband. She claims she contracted herpes from a low immune system due to ch…

    By: Joe Graedon September 22, 2008 1 Comments
    Can Drug Prevent Herpes Infections?

    Q. I have a question about Valtrex. I know this drug is prescribed to treat genital herpes. If someone is exposed to a partner with herpes, will taking Valtrex right away destroy any of the virus that…

    By: Joe Graedon April 28, 2008 47 Comments
    Genital Herpes Prompts Thoughts of Suicide

    Q. I desperately need your help. I was diagnosed with genital herpes three years ago, and this diagnosis has left me full of emotions. I am crying as I write this letter. For fear of scorn and rejecti…

    By: Joe Graedon June 21, 2004 0 Comments
    Toilet Seat Contagion Is Disputed

    Can You Catch Something From a Toilet Seat? Nothing stirs up emotions quite like toilet seats. The frightening idea of catching an infection from simply sitting has been hotly contested. We recently h…

    By: Joe Graedon December 23, 2002 0 Comments
    Herpes Drug Can Prevent Spread To Spouse

    Q. Is there a point when herpes stops being contagious? I was diagnosed with herpes 15 years ago. I stopped having vaginal outbreaks after I started taking Valtrex daily. Because I was worried about l…