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Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. The same promising trend was seen with HSV-1, a form of herpes that causes sores around the mouth and lips, sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores.

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex virus . According to the World Health Organization, two-third of adults below the age of 50 have herpes infection that results in oral sores.

Genocea Biosciences, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel vaccines and immunotherapies targeting T cell antigens, today announced a strategic shift to immuno-oncology and a focus on the development of neoantigen cancer vaccines, including GEN-009, its lead candidate for which it expects to file an Investigational New Drug application by early 2018. Genocea also announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for GEN-003, its Phase 3-ready investigational immunotherapy for the treatment of genital herpes.

AtriCure Announces Final Patient Treated In Clinical Phase II Trial With Topical Pritelivir For The Treatment Of Recurrent Labial Herpes Wuppertal, Germany, August 23, 2017- AiCuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH, a leading company in the discovery and development of drugs against infectious diseases, today announced that the final patient has been treated in the clinical phase 2 efficacy and safety study LipP 1 evaluating topical pritelivir, a small molecule helicase-primase inhibitor, for the treatment of recurrent labial herpes , the most evident sign of a herpes simplex virus type 1 infection.

Lumps and bumps in and around the vagina may be itchy, painful, tender, or produce a discharge. Others may not cause any symptoms.

 

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