Today, I read that a man injected himself on stage at a conference with an herpes vaccine that is, as yet, untested in humans.
Aaron Traywick claimed that his herpes simplex vaccine which blocks glycoprotein subunit D virus was ‘new and could work’.
Continue reading Why bother with this herpes vaccine?
The human body is made up of an ultra-complex system of ever-shifting cells. Everything we experience in life is a creation of the 200 different cell types populating our bodies, never sleeping and always working. Joining those 200 cells types are countless different other organisms, including bacteria and viruses. Many of these coexist peacefully in your body.
Continue reading The Organisms That Call Your Body Home
Like us, or just look at the interesting posts on our Facebook page. We call it “Sphere” so that you are not embarrassed by the ‘h’ word! We also have a private Facebook page for members only.
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Like a letter in a bottle:
A member asked us about putting a Dates and Mates advert into the magazine: “I would like to meet some new friends male or female who I can trust and talk to… shall I put an ad in?” She added: “I had an invitation to a gathering but felt it was too big a step to take, I wish I had the confidence to do it …”
Continue reading Meeting people with herpes
What is it?
It amazes our new helpline volunteers how often a caller phones to describe their symptoms and get the helpliner to say what they have. We cannot do that. There are 24 ‘differential diagnoses’ that a sexual health doctor will be considering when s/he is shown what might be genital herpes.
We don’t list these on our website as we don’t want to encourage self-diagnosis. After all, they don’t give a medical student a link to a website and say ‘Now you can diagnose sexually shared conditions”!
Continue reading Helpline – what they ask
Marian’s interview with trainee journalist
Listen to the interview that Marian gave to a student of journalism.
Continue reading Herpes and sex education – an interview