Unmet Need

Calls for a Herpes Cure

World Health Organization

National Academies of Science and Medicine


Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus is the largest STI globally with no cure.

NCHS Data Brief 2018


Health Impacts

Because of the asymptomatic nature of Herpes Simplex Virus, its burden of disease is under appreciated. Potential for severe disease exists in many patients, and 5% or an estimated 187 million people do have recurring genital lesions.

Herpes is also a neuropathic virus that lives in the peripheral and central nervous system, with potential for serious health impacts beyond oral and genital lesions.



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