Promising Research in Genital Herpes Prevention

Although still in the early stages of research, a promising development in the prevention of herpes type II virus transmission appears to be emerging.

The January 22nd edition of Cell Host and Microbe reports that a topically applied cream uses a technique called RNA interference (RNAi) to prevent the virus from infecting an individual coming in contact with it through sexual contact.

The compound creates in the tissues a state which provides resistance for one week following application.  In addition, no adverse reactions were observed.