According to latest research data over 110 millions people in the United States have been diagnosed with HSV-1, HSV-2, or both. Every year another 250 thousands people get infected. Once the virus enters a body it goes into nerves, where it may stay for a long period of time without any symptoms or activity, and in some cases it never awakens. Many studies have shown that outbreaks and other symptoms may be caused by stress related factors such as: stress, poor health condition, low immune system, sunburns, surgical procedures, trauma.
One of the biggest concerns is that because of the fact that HSV virus sometimes remains in a person’s body, and often without their knowledge, it can be easily passed to another person. HSV-1 can be passed by having intimate contact with someone who has active cold sores. Contaminated personal items such as: utensils, glasses, razors, telephones or even towels may be a cause. HSV-2 can be passed by having unprotected sex with someone who has or doesn’t have active cold sores or blisters. Using condoms decreases that possibility but not significantly, because herpes simplex virus can be released from the skin and contaminate the partner.
Herpes simplex virus is a serious disease and if left untreated may cause serious damage. Symptoms of HSV-1 include sores and blisters in oral area. In some cases it may infect central nerve system which leads to death in 70% of cases. HSV-2 can cause painful genital sores, lower immune system and lead to different diseases and complications such as: fever, swollen glands and severe headaches. Latest study by Hugo Lövheim from Sweden showed that herpes simplex virus increases a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future by 50%. If herpes simplex virus is diagnosed early then the antiviral therapy could lead to positive treatment outcome. Professor Gil Lee and his colleagues at University College Dublin have made a great breakthrough when they discovered a new and more efficient way to detect virus on early stages. Even though there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in order to complete the research, Professor Lee and his team are certain that this study can be used to improve herpes treatment in future.
Most popular medications prescribed by doctors only deal with herpes symptoms and shorten the outbreak period by one day in average, and they also cause side effects in the long run. Recent study showed, that the recovery for people with HSV-1 and HSV-2 who used raw honey was respectively 43% and 59% faster than for people who used acyclovir. Pain and crusting were also reduced significantly compared to the results that were achieved by people using drugs and creams.
Another research was conducted by Dr. Christene Buehler (who suffered from herpes in the past) and Dr. Ken Languin, and involved 479 clinical trials. It showed a promise of curing the symptoms and the root cause of herpes virus. 27,442 people were permanently cured from herpes simplex virus. Dr. Buehler’s research is based on a natural approach that eliminates any trace of HSV in 21 day on average. This method helps separate protein ICP-47 from the nerve cells and let body’s defense mechanisms eliminate herpes virus.