the anti herpes

Herpes affects 1 in 5 Americans — and now one doctor believes he has a solution 

Given the enormous stigma surrounding herpes, it’s not surprising that sufferers aren’t an out-and-proud bunch. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 5 American adults (50 million people) has genital herpes (HSV-2), though most are blithely unaware. The virus has earned a reputation as a “silent epidemic,” both because so many people unknowingly contract and transmit it, and because it’s not a condition that inspires a lot of public discussion or advocacy. How often do people run 5Ks for herpes?

A lot of people — the herpes community, infectious disease experts and others who’d like one less reason to fear skin-on-skin contact — demand a vaccine get on the market. But after three decades of failed experiments aimed at developing one, we still don’t have it.

One doctor, however, is sure he knows the solution. His name is Bill Halford.