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"Antibodies that develop following an initial infection with a type of HSV prevents reinfection with the same virus type—a person with a history of orofacial infection caused by HSV-1 cannot contract herpes whitlow or a genital infection caused by HSV-1."
Please cite source. I have seen exactly the opposite stated elsewhere.
In addition, please see the following meta-analysis: Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008 Jan;105(1):43-50. Epub 2007 Aug 20. Asymptomatic shedding of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in the oral cavity. Miller CS, Danaher RJ.
FOOTNOTE 89 seems to offer a partial list of support groups. Can Herpes Viruses Association be added too please? A Wikipage about this charity is about to go live.
TERMINOLOGY - since 'herpes' is the name of a family of 9 viruses, this page should refer to 'genital herpes' (or ano-genital herpes if you want total accuracy) or to 'herpes simplex' throughout.
A sentence in paragraph two reads, "After initial infection, the viruses move to sensory nerves, where they become latent and reside as life-long." Please remove commas and fix the nonsensical last bit, thanks!
Notes from peer review - March 2008
Quick mention to whoever keeps this updated - most texts and updated sources now call herpes as "human herpes virus-#" with the # being the subtype (HHV-1, HHV-2), HSV is an outdated term. Should the article be updated accordingly?
Just naming, all the info should be the same..
FACTS If you used someones lipstick or lipbalm once then you have a 99.99% chance you will NOT get oral herpes. But if you use it costently for example everyday for 2 or 3 weeks then your chances of not getting it are much lower. So do NOT be scared if you used someones lipstick once that you might get herpes.
From reading through a few random sections
Oral herpes is spread by direct contact with an active sore in an infected person, for instance, during kissing -> Oral herpes is spread by direct contact with an infected person's active sores, for instance during kissing.
There is a new drug under development that is currently not mentioned in the treatment section. Some information about it is as follows:
Another HSV-2 treatment undergoing phase II clinical trials is AIC316 from AiCuris GmbH & Co.KG.  Its mode of operation is different than existing treatments as it is a helicase-primase inhibitor. It can be used for episodic and suppressive treatment and is hailed as having resistance-breaking properties. This drug may also be effective against HSV-1 due to the similarity of the viral DNA. 
The CDC recommends against testing the general public/those without symptoms for herpes. www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/hsv2pressrelease.html 90% of those with HSV are asymptomatic, or show little to no symptoms, yet they still spread the virus 20% of the time. Only 10% are aware that they carry the virus, as they are symptomatic, have been tested and have received a diagnosis. It can be concluded that 90% of those with herpes are unaware of their herpes infection. http://journals.lww.com/stdjournal/Fulltext/2004/05000/Seroprevalence_of_Herpes_Simplex_Virus_2_in.10.aspx Anamiatan (talk) 10:01, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Split to Herpes simplex research
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It might be worthwhile to mention current research for prevention and cure: There appears to be good news for many as research seems promising for the upcoming development of a vaccine that could prevent and treat certain viruses in the Herpes family. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:15, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Sensitivity and burning sensation on skin of legs after infection. Common complaint in forums regarding Herpes infection. Often undiagnosed by doctors. Can also reoccur during outbreak. More info needed? Possible evidence of Neuropathy?
That article has a tag on it proposing it be merged into Herpes simplex#Society and culture. It's been there for three years and I think it's about time this proposal be discussed, since herpes support groups seem to be only marginally notable and would be more useful as part of this larger article.
- Not seeing any good sources used by that article. Would need to be improved before merging. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:49, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
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- Evidence is insufficient, though, to support use of many of these compounds, including echinacea, eleuthero, L-lysine, zinc, monolaurin bee products, and aloe vera. While a number of small studies show possible benefit from monolaurin, L-lysine, aspirin, lemon balm, topical zinc, or licorice root cream in treatment, these preliminary studies have not been confirmed by higher-quality randomized controlled studies.
- For instance, Novirin and Gene- Eden- VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements backed by clinical studies followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the herpes family of viruses, including HSV-1 and HSV-2. Study showed a decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms . A different study showed that an ointment containing propolis, a waxy substance produced by honeybees, may help herpes sores heal. Sores healed faster for people using the propolis ointment than in those using ointments containing an antiviral drug or a placebo .
- However, evidence is insufficient, to support the use of other compounds, including echinacea, eleuthero, L-lysine, zinc, monolaurin bee products, and aloe vera. .While a number of small studies show possible benefit from monolaurin, L-lysine, aspirin, lemon balm, topical zinc, or licorice root cream in treatment, these preliminary studies have not been confirmed by higher-quality randomized controlled studies.
- studies conducted on propolis and Novirin & Gene-Eden-VIR are statistically significant, therefore not all evidenve is insufficient. Note that I did not say that they are used as treatment, but only that they are effective, as the FDA law requires.
- Not done: one clinical study on Gene-Eden-VIR and a single-blind study on propolis do not make up sufficient evidence. Cannolis (talk) 04:52, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
- Polansky, H., Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.
- Vynograd, N., I. Vynograd, and Z. Sosnowski. "A comparative multi-centre study of the efficacy of propolis, acyclovir and placebo in the treatment of genital herpes (HSV)." Phytomedicine 7.1 (2000): 1-6.