How can I cure Herpes

grad student grad at scripps.edu
Thu Jun 1 19:24:25 EST 1995


In article <3qh5kj$fro at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, yelnif at aol.com (Yelnif) wrote:

> sorry, no cure.  Herpes is a latent virus and reoccurance of the virus is
> just a fact of life.  The drug acyclover will stop the reoccurances faster
> than your own immune system can but will not kill the latent infection.

But, even in latency, isn't the viral DNA still being transcribed by the
host? If so, then some novel non-self proteins should be formed, degraded,
and presented on the cell surface. A humoral or T cell attack could be
directed against such herpes peptides...

Erica Ollmann
The Scripps Research Institute



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