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A family of viruses responsible for cold sores, chicken pox, and genital herpes.
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Patient discussion about Herpesviruses

Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

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7 (5'-CTCGAGTATGCCGAGACCCCTAATC-3') amplifying a 223-bp target sequence localized on the open reading frame 13 of HHV-6 and followed by hybridization with the 5R probe (5'-CCGTCTTACTGTATCCGAAACAACTGTCTG-3'), whereas searching for other herpesviruses (i.
Furthermore, after the recent demonstration of two distinct Rhadinovirus lineages within the common chimpanzees (7), and based on the known molecular evolution of herpesviruses, our findings of a novel RV2 virus in gibbon may suggest the possible existence of a novel [gamma]-2-herpesvirus in humans, belonging to the RV2 genogroup.
Human herpesviruses 6 and 7: identification of newly recognized viral pathogens and their association with human disease.
Herpesviruses cause a range of reactions -- from genital and "cold" sores to mononucleosis -- and often remain dormant in the body after symptoms disappear.
Such data demonstrates inhibitory effects of 1-docosanol on an unrelated fat-containing virus known as respiratory syncytial virus in addition to the two different types of herpesviruses.
Human herpesviruses 6 and 7 as potential pathogens after liver transplant: prospective comparison with the effect of cytomegalovirus.
Herpesviruses flee into latency, chronic infection with hepatitis B is unusual, but HIV not only survives, it thrives.
Previously, researchers demonstrated that poxviruses contain a DNA polymerase necessary for viral replication and which is similar to the DNA polymerase of herpesviruses.
These consensus degenerate primers are effective for detecting many herpesviruses from vertebrate hosts.
They said the virus, like some other herpesviruses, is probably benign and ubiquitous.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviron today announced a corporate alliance with NeuroVir, an newly formed biotechnology company in Vancouver, British Columbia, which focuses on the use of herpesviruses for gene therapy for cancer and diseases of the nervous system, such as Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and brain tumors.
GS 840 is an oral tablet with demonstrated antiviral activity against a broad spectrum of viruses, including hepatitis B virus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpesviruses, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV).