Cure For Herpes "On The Horizon," Rational Vaccines Reveals

The virus causes painful blisters on the genitals and the surrounding areas, and because it can be passed to others through sexual contact, it is often referred to as a sexually transmitted infection, or STI.

Also known as HSV, herpes can affect any mucous membrane - or moist lining in the body, such as the mouth where the virus manifests itself as cold sores.

The cure is targeted at HSV-2 - a strain of the virus which causes causes genital herpes.

HSV-1 is mainly transmitted by oral-to-oral contact to cause oral herpes.

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