HSV and Cancer

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) has absolutely NOTHING to do with Cancer. HSV does NOT cause cancer and it does NOT turn into cancer.

I don’t understand where some people are getting their information from.

A great resource to have in your home library if you don’t already is a book called “Managing Herpes – How to Live and Love with a Chronic STD” by Charles Ebel & Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H.

It’s a handbook from the Herpes Resource Center of the American Social Health Association.

I believe their most recent edition came out last summer so make sure you order the most current one.

And if you haven’t figured this one out yet you can see that ASHA is on my top friends list. Be sure and add them to your Myspace network. What a great way to point your friends in their direction just in case they are looking for information about STDS.

4 thoughts on “HSV and Cancer

  1. Maybe people are confusing HSV with HPV… since there is a link between HPV and cervical cancer.

    Of course, having HPV doesn’t mean you will definitely get cancer. You just need to be monitored and treated if any problems arise.

    There are some good HPV patient stories on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/DigeneHPVtest

  2. Also, Herpes Suppression May Not Prevent HIV Infection.
    herpes drug aciclovir (Zovirax) doesn’t reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection in people who have sex with men infected with genital herpes, a U.S. study finds.Previous research has shown that herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) infection — the most common cause of genital herpes — increases the risk for HIV-1 infection by two- to threefold.

  3. Suppressive therapy for herpes doesn’t do anything for HIV if you already know that you are HIV positive.

    Suppressive therapy using Valtrex, Acyclovir OR Famvir reduces the frequency of herpes outbreaks, intensity of herpes outbreaks, as well as asymptomatic shedding of the virus.

    I have not ever heard of suppressive therapy for herpes doing anything for HIV. Are you referring to the right STD with regard to this thread?

    Yes, it’s true that people with genital herpes are more susceptible to other STD because it provides a way for other virus to enter the body.

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