Tag: "herpes" at medical news
Targeted Protein Toxin Effective Against Persistent Brain Tumors
...apy, which uses virus-producing cells to deliver a herpes
virusgene that increases tumor cells' sensitivity to the antiviral drug ganciclovir. The patients were later treated with ganciclovir to kill the tumor cells. However, this therapy worked only against very small tumors in four of the 15patients who w...
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting
...ptive agent does not allow the transmission of the herpes
simplex virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), chlamydia trachomatis or the virus that causes cervical cancer. Anti-Nausea Remedy for Cancer Patients -- During cancer chemotherapy treatment, many patients suffer from severe nausea. Some attemp...
Lidocaine patch shown in large trial to relieve post-herpetic neuralgia
...nful viral infection that is a reactivation of the herpes
zoster (chicken pox) virus. In most of the estimat...gles. Once reactivated from its dormant state, the herpes
zoster virus travels along nerve paths to the skin, causing a severe, painful rash usually on one si...
High Hep C levels found among young low-income women
...t we were surprised to find that co-infection with herpes
simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) was also significantly associated with hepatitis C infection. This suggests that infection with HSV-2 may be a co-factor for sexual transmission of hepatitis C, said Kimberly A. Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH, assistant professor...
'Cell death' mechanism identified, may lead to improved treatment
... CO -- The key to unlocking improved therapies for herpes
simplex encephalitis may lie in identifying the sp...nk between apoptosis, or programmed cell death and herpes
simplex encephalitis (HSE), according to a study presented April 17 at the Annual Meeting of the Ame...
Rates of genital herpes infections rise
...s BMJ. Researchers reviewed all genital samples of herpes
simplex processed between 1986 and 2000 at the Wes...say the authors. Preventive strategies for genital herpes
should focus on the risk of unprotected orogenital intercourse, which is frequently perceived as saf...
Sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis and the HIV-1/AIDS epidemic in Africa
...interaction between HIV-1 transmission and genital herpes
being of especial concern for control of both diseases. Increased susceptibility to tuberculosis after infection with HIV-1 has led to a rising incidence and threat of increased transmission of tuberculosis. Clinical malaria occurs with an increased ...
Tipsheet on XIV International AIDS Conference
...efing describing this and other studies. Recent herpes
simplex virus 2 is a risk factor for HIV infection...fection, little is known about the effect of acute herpes
simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) on HIV risk. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in the United S...
4% of HIV+ gay men have recent sexually transmitted infection
...IDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Infection with herpes
simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) was common with 62 percent testing positive. New research suggests that HIV-infected individuals co-infected with HSV-2 are more likely to transmit HIV. In addition, 18 percent of the men had latent or previously treated syphi...
GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Award 2002
...rk, N.Y., for his research of a drug developed for herpes
that may eventually be used for HIV therapy. "The latest therapies have worked very well in keeping the deadly AIDS virus at bay, but HIV is crafty and continually is mutating and developing resistance to drugs," said Doug Manion, M.D., vice presi...
UT Southwestern, Children's Medical Center to test new rapid diagnostic equipment
...us on developing rapid testing for enterovirus and herpes
simplex virus, both of which cause meningitis, and Bordetella pertussis, the bacterium that causes whooping cough. "Having this grant and collaborating with Cepheid will allow us to march rapidly forward with the development of these tests," said Rog...
Herpes simplex virus-2 may increase risk of cervical cancer
simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) appears to be an accomplice to the human papillomavirus (HPV) in causing some cases of cervical cancer, according to a study in the November 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. HPV infection is the main ...
$13 million grant puts new herpes-based AIDS vaccine on fast track
...ight against AIDS, scientists have re-engineered a herpes
virus stripping most of its DNA and replacing it ...ical trials. "We've known for some time that the herpes
virus is a very effective vehicle for delivering material into cells," said Howard Federoff, M.D., P...
Sexually active young women often underestimate STD risk
..., the rates of human papillomavirus (HPV), genital herpes
and chlamydia are particularly high for women ages 15 to 24. STDs increase the risk of infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, negative birth outcomes and chronic pain. Recent research indicates that HPV may be a cause of cervical cancer. "Even tho...
Infections linked to mental decline in elderly
...lar disease patients for antibodies to the viruses herpes
simplex type 1 (HSV1), herpes
simplex type 2 (HSV2), and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Antibodies in the blood indicate a current or pre...
Stanford researchers study new antiviral approach to protect women from HIV
...er viruses, such as the human papilloma virus, the herpes
virus, or even the common cold or flu. The researchers believe this is the first time such a method has been used to stymie a viral attack. Lee said genetically engineered bacteria have been used as vaccine delivery vehicles in the past, but were des...
Tai Chi class boosts shingles immunity
...eased immunity in older adults who are at risk for herpes
zoster. "The improvements in both immunity and physical functioning were significant by widely accepted measures of each, and all with no surgery, no drugs and no side effects," Irwin said. "We were particularly struck by improvements in what subject...
Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses
...oped conjunctivitis (pink eye) and was treated for herpes
simplex and bacterial keratitis. She reported wearing disposable contact lenses for approximately six months, often sleeping in them. The report says the demand for decorative contact lenses continues to increase, particularly among teenage girls a...
Genital ulcers increase during and after HIV infection
...ad higher HIV viral load levels than those without herpes
virus. The researchers suggest that suppressing HS...the HIV viral loads increased among those with the herpes
virus compared to those without. "People with increased HIV viral loads become more infectious to ot...
Mouth sores: Common complaints of students
...n the gums or roof of the mouth, are caused by the herpes
simplex virus (HSV-1) and are highly contagious. "A cold sore progresses through different stages and the infected individual is contagious through the entire process," says James J. Sciubba, DMD, PhD, lead report author. "If cold sores are caught d...
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