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Long-lasting gel blocks herpes

发布时间:2019-03-02 06:11:00来源:未知点击:

By Emily Singer AN EXPERIMENTAL gel can prevent herpes infection in mice. If it works as well in people, one application would protect women for several days. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus. In the US, 1 in 5 people are infected. The virus can lie dormant in nerve cells, periodically reactivating and causing a recurrence of symptoms. There are treatments but no cure – people remain infected for life and can infect partners. While vaccines against herpes are in development,