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Section 1

Chapter 1

Understanding Herpes

What is Herpes?

I am sure most of you must be thinking, ‘We already know about the disease, tell us something that we don’t know’, well, just think for a minute and ask yourself, ‘Do you really know everything about the disease?’, If yes, then why do you need to read about it? If your mind tells you that you need to know more about Herpes, it is probably correct. You can’t defeat your enemy without knowing everything about his/her weaknesses and strengths, and when your enemy is as barbaric is Herpes is, you should be well prepared to face it. Surviving a war is as important as killing your enemy, you have to do both.

It is very important to have a complete understanding of what herpes is before we move forward in our quest to control it. Herpes is a coated virus, so it is basically a parasite that cannot survive alone and feeds on the resources from the body of the object it resides in. It also replicates itself by using your cells as a medium and therefore, it is very important to control the growth of virus in your body. From a more technical perspective, Herpes is DNA code coated in a protein envelope. It is a family of eight viruses and the full name for herpes is herpes simplex virus.

The term Herpes Simplex appeared in Richard Boulton's 'A System of Rational and Practical Chirurgery' in 1713 along with the terms Herpes miliaris and Herpes exedens also appeared. The exact knowledge about the virus Herpes was not known to mankind until the 1940s. Herpes antiviral therapy began in the early 1960s with the experimental use of medication that interfered with viral replication called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) inhibitors. Originally, the use was against normally fatal and physical illness such as adult encephalitis, keratitis, in immune-compromised (transplant) patients, or disseminated herpes zoster. It was primarily due to the lack of knowledge that Herpes simplex was initially not stigmatized and it was considered nothing more than a cold sore. It was in late 1970’s that people started realizing about the fatal prowess of the disease and the search for preventive measures were