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A Vaccine For Genital Herpes

Is There A Vaccine For Genital Herpes?

vaccinesI am frequently asked if there is a vaccine for genital herpes. Currently, there is no vaccine for HSV 1 or 2. Some may have heard of a vaccine that was in the works, but it appears it was not effective in curing herpes.

According to the study, the new vaccine was somewhat effective against HSV-1, but did not prevent infection with HSV-2.

“Earlier studies of the vaccine were promising, but the new report shows that an experimental genital herpes shot was only mildly effective against herpes type 1 (HSV-1) — which commonly causes cold sores and sometimes genital herpes — and not effective at all against herpes type 2 (HSV-2), the most common cause of genital herpes.” 

Read more about the progress of the vaccine here:  http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=153309