Herpes Research

Great research on herpes is being done all over the world.  The Virology Department at the University of Washington in Seattle is perhaps the most renowned institution doing research in this field.  Below are some links to recent research studies and a summary of findings.

This page is a work in progress, so please bear with us as we add more information.  In the meantime, we suggestion you check out the following links:

UW did a study on How Well Acyclovir works to reduce virus shedding.  In this study, patients taking daily Acyclovir were amazingly able to reduce the percentage of days they were shedding the virus to less than 1% of the time!  So suppressive therapy along with the regular use of condoms is extremely effective in reducing the risk of transmission.

Study on How Herpes is Often Spread even without Symptoms – Give to your Doctor!  http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/news/20110412/genital-herpes-silent-spread

UW Study published in April 2011: Genital shedding of herpes simplex virus among symptomatic and asymptomatic persons with HSV-2 infection.

Clinical Trials – Link to current clinical trials related to HSV1 or HSV2:



More links to come!