Although there has been no herpes breakthrough yet, many rumors regarding cure for herpes are spreading online. DailyMail published an article stating the following: ”Doctors who have spent 15 years developing the new vaccine, and who will use it on around 8,000 women in a trial starting in the New Year, believe that, eventually, it will be given routinely in childhood.”
However, this article did not reveal doctors’ names or any details about herpes cure trial. The article also mentions that only 7 out 10 people who participated in the study did not get infected with HSV. This means that people got infected in 30% of the time which is almost an average percentage of people getting infected with herpes virus. The vaccine is advised to be given during childhood. So instead of educating kids about sex, modern families can now simply choose a vaccine as a protection against herpes. It is still early to talk about HSV vaccine or at this moment, because according to the article it might be available only in 2016.
People want to have a simple cure for herpes, vaccine that would permanently eliminate the virus from human body. But let’s face it, 90% of the population is infected with HSV-1 and around 10% is infected with HSV-2. There are tons of over the counter medications available: creams, lotions, pills, supplements – it’s a giant industry that makes almost $60 billion per year. Would pharmaceutical conglomerates be too happy if herpes cure was developed? You do the math. The development of herpes vaccine began in 1920’s, so it’s been almost 100 years and there is still no cure for herpes.
There are lotions and creams that may relieve herpes symptoms, but raw honey works even better for herpes outbreaks. Prescribed drugs can help control herpes, but at the same time they may cause serious side effects and damage immune system. It may be a good idea to strengthen immune system instead so it would be able to fight herpes and other viruses.
What if scientists would never be able to develop herpes cure? Eventually every human on Earth would be infected with herpes, and in 50 years from now it would be normal to have herpes. Wouldn’t you want to prevent that? Change something? Wouldn’t you want to learn more information about herpes so that we could all prevent the further spread of HSV? Wouldn’t you want to take a better care of yourself and live a longer, healthier and happier life?
It is advised to talk to your doctor before making any big changes in your lifestyle or taking any new medications or supplements. Even though most people have similar herpes symptoms, we all are different when it comes to our habits and social life.
Mohca recommends making positive changes in your lifestyle that can help fight HSV and deal with it’s negative effects on mental health. Meetups is a great way to share your own experience with other people who are also dealing with herpes. After all, 1 out of 5 people have HSV-2. It always feels good to be in a place where people understand you. There are many cities where herpes meetups take place, and even if you live in a place where there are none, you can start your own group to help others and yourself.
While some people are waiting for a vaccine or magical herpes cure appear out of nowhere, others are accepting herpes challenge and trying to deal with it on both mental and physical levels by making changes in their lifestyle and accepting help from others.