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Increase funding for Herpes (HSV) education, testing and research

Submitted by Paula Lynch on Thursday 15th July 2021

Published on Wednesday 21st July 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 21st January 2022

Current Signatures: 440
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Alzheimer ~ Cure ~ disease ~ Education ~ Herpes ~ INCREASE ~ Leading ~ Medic ~ mentalhealth ~ testing ~ Trials

Petition Action

Increase funding for Herpes (HSV) education, testing and research

Petition Details

Extra funding should be provided to help educate healthcare professionals on ‘best practice’ HSV testing and advice, and to provide additional testing capability for HSV. It should also support and incentivise research into new treatments and cures, including support to fast-track promising trials.

Additional Information

Despite medical advances there is still no cure for this disease. Beyond physical symptoms other impacts of HSV include: mental health implications; around 30% of new HIV infections are due to HSV infection; it is a leading cause of blindness from infection; and some research has found a link between HSV infection and Alzheimer’s disease, to name but a few.

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