Herpes Cure Advocacy
A cure for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) is urgently needed for the 6 billion people globally living with HSV. Herpes is not benign. We need a cure today because patients are waiting.
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Herpes Cure Now
We want to expedite this work because patients are waiting. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) impacts billions and is a serious chronic infectious disease. Beyond acute symptoms, HSV can cause neuroinflammation, leading to Encephalitis or facial paralysis, among other neurological conditions. Herpes can cause serious disease and even fatality in the immune compromised, it can cause blindness, neonatal herpes, and is a widely recognized driver of hiv/aids.
Herpes Patient Advocacy
Living with a chronic illness can be difficult. Herpes is the most stigmatized of all infectious diseases and is the only one with no effective treatment, test or cure. Despite its prevalence globally it is still a traumatic diagnosis that can cause feelings of shame, chronic stress, depression or anxiety. We believe because it is stigmatized so intensely, there have been no centralized advocacy efforts to date, and no cure.
There needs to be greater emphasis on prevention as no public health intervention or national strategy exists. Herpes spreads primarily asymptomatically from those unaware of their HSV+ status. In addition to an effective cure, testing and surveillance efforts for HSV need to be examined and reimagined. Herpes is treated differently at the CDC and in medical community, we believe, because of bias.
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