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Recent figures from the C.D.C. showed one in six Americans have genital herpes, prompting concern among health officials because people with the virus are at greater risk of H.I.V. infection. (Source: NYT > Health)
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NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Friday examined a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis showing that roughly 16% of U.S. residents ages 14 through 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the nation’s most common sexually transmitted infections… (Source: Women’s Health / OBGYN News From Medical News Today)
MedWorm: Genital Herpes
Authors: Luo S, Hu K, He S, Wang P, Zhang M, Huang X, Du T, Zheng C, Liu Y, Hu Q Abstract HSV-2 is the major cause of genital herpes and its infection increases the risk of HIV-1 acquisition and transmission. HSV-2 glycoprotein B together with glycoproteins D, H and L are indispensable for viral entry, of which gB, as a class III fusogen, plays an essential role. HSV-2 gB has seven potential N-linked glycosylation (N-CHO) sites, but their significance has yet to be determined. For the first time, we systematically analyzed the contributions of N-linked glycans on gB to cell-cell fusion and viral entry...Read More