Alzheimer’s Risk Doubled In People With Herpes Virus; How The Virus Stimulates Alzheimer’s Development

It almost seems improbable that the herpes virus would be linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. They are, after all, two entirely different diseases, with the former causing cold sores and the latter causing memory loss. But a new study finds that people carrying the herpes virus have double […] Read more »

What Everyone Should Know About Herpes Testing

Unless you have had a recent type-specific blood test to test for the existence of herpes simplex antibodies you cannot say with any certainty that you don’t have herpes. You think that only 20% of the population has herpes? Think again! You may have heard that one out of every […] Read more »

How You Get Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two different types of herpes simplex. One type usually causes cold sores, while the other type usually causes genital herpes. Both types are spread by direct skin contact, including genital-to-genital contact or mouth-to-genital contact. Anyone who is sexually […] Read more »

How herpes and other dormant viruses ‘reactivate’ explained in new study

Scientists have found that interactions between different viruses can trigger dormant viruses to reactivate and cause disease. The researchers believe this explains why cases of herpes can sometimes return after the virus has long lain dormant in a host. Most people in the US get oral herpes – or herpes […] Read more »

In-depth look at cold sores

For anyone living with genital herpes – the most common attempt at disclosure will be to compare the infection to that of oral herpes or “cold sores.” There always seems to be an underlying need to somehow “lessen” the severe perceptions that one may have by drawing attention to the […] Read more »

Catching Herpes from Kissing or Sharing a Drink

Question: If someone has cold sores caused from the herpes virus is it possible to spread herpes by drinking out of the same cup or kissing? I know if you have cold sores from herpes and give oral sex its possible for the herpes to spread to the genitals, so […] Read more »