New drugs may be potent against genital herpes

Therapy works to inhibit HSV-2 by targeting a different part of the virus’ replication machinery

By Michael McCarthy  |  UW Today  |  Updated 4:00 PM, 01.15.2014

Posted in: Research

  • Herpes-infected cells appear on this Pap smear Ed Uthman/Flickr
A new drug, pritelivir, may offer a new treatment option for patients with genital herpes, a study led by University of Washington researchers has found. The study appears in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. “Data suggest this drug may be a potent treatment for HSV-2,” said Anna Wald, UW professor  of medicine, epidemiology, and laboratory medicine.


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