Virology Herpes viruses
Is it true that herpes viruses remain in the infected body for life? But the pharmacy sells drugs that promise a complete recovery. Where is the truth?
It is impossible to completely recover from herpes - the virus remains in the human body for life after the initial infection. All remedies only remove the symptoms. The main class of drugs used in the treatment of herpes infection is antiviral drugs.
@ekaterina-gribacheva That is, if the pharmacy is talking about a complete cure for the virus, this is just an advertising gimmick) Thank you for your answer)
@ekaterina-gribacheva It turns out that the virus spreads to all cells of the body and persists?
@argentum Viruses enter the human body through the skin and mucous membranes, and then the herpes virus goes into a latent state and remains in neurons or lymphoid cells throughout life. When immunity is weakened, it is activated, causing characteristic rashes.
@ekaterina-gribacheva then we can definitely use the Herpes "awakenings" as a sign of lower immunity?)
@morphism Accuracy, of course, is relative, only humoral immunity is estimated. But I didn’t even hear about analyzes for cellular, maybe you know something about this?
@argentum Maybe some ideas can be taken from this source? https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.575074/full