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"herpes" Discussed on This Podcast Will Kill You
"Herpes viruses are found in all of this animal groups that you named. Your even have mollusks tear again. And are also probably a great deal of herpes viruses that remain undiscovered. And one of the major characteristics that herpes viruses share in addition to all of the ones that you listed is that they have a super high specificity to their host species of preference. So, there isn't a whole lot of species jumping and do this high host specificity viruses that tend to cause lifelong infections can actually be very useful in teasing apart when one species diverged from another or studying genetic differences in strains can give us a lot of insight into things like when and where migrations happened. So as I alluded to earlier, Verde Day is a very, very old group, Lake millions and millions of years. which makes sense given its wide host range diversity but the focus of this episode is not on Herpes Fear Day it's not even just on human herpes virus. It's just about HIV ONE AN HIV too. So where did these guys come from and what can you tell us about our own history? Well Molecular Evolution Research shows that V one probably came with humans as they split off from our last common ancestor with other primates around six to seven million years ago. What? Yeah. Six million years literally as long as we've been human. Oh Yeah. Even before. In HSP one enjoyed its time as an only child for a few million years. But. Then was joined by HSBC to between one point four and three million years ago in an instance of cross species transmission. So as early humans we had. HSE One from the get go from the from the get go and then we picked up. These virus, but then it sort of it begins fall into agency to facet needing, right? Yes. Okay. So where do we go from here? Yeah. We're rather where did HIV ONE IN HSE to go from there? Yeah. We'll wherever humans went. Of course. Yeah. Okay and I think this is where it's really interesting to consider how the characteristics of different pathogens helps to shape their spread historically and like even free historically. So in our past episodes when we've talked about the evolutionary origins of our particular infection, one of the themes that we always hit on is how large human settlements facilitated the spread of Infectious Diseases, particularly those transmitted respiratory droplets or contaminated water. Rhino. Your basic crowd diseases. Yeah. For many of those diseases, the Agricultural Revolution was tipping point. So a settlement had to reach a certain population threshold before those pathogens could be sustained otherwise they would just burn through the population and die out right but. One and Hse to both started their history with humans long before anyone even thought about domesticating cows. Or Horses. And the reason why the virus didn't just burn out isn't it's biology. Yeah. So these long lasting and very easily transmittable infections ray so they could be sustained intergenerational very well like from a mother kissing a baby from grandparents fizzing grandchildren et cetera like, yeah just close contact plus they don't tend to kill you. That's yeah that's my number two is that the the infection is incredibly mild and so a lot of people don't even know that they have it. Like no one even thought twice about it. So we know that humans and herpes have been hand in hand for literally millions of years. But when did it I show up and writing? So when did people actually take note of it? And the answer is that as per usual, we're not really sure. Okay. So the word herpes itself was used for hundreds of years to describe any kind of blistering inflammatory skin condition and the word comes from the Greek herpin which means to creep or move slowly. Yeah. I. Found that too and I was waiting for you to say Oh. Yeah. and. So when that word herpes appears in ancient or historical. We can't know for sure whether it was referring to h v outbreaks or something else like shingles or even like smallpox or something like that. Okay. That makes sense. Yeah. Bunch as always where there's uncertainty, there's somebody willing to venture a guess. So for instance, in ancient Rome, Emperor Tiberius ruled from fourteen to thirty seven CE. Supposedly banned kissing at public ceremonies and rituals during an epidemic of blisters throughout the empire okay. Maybe oral herpes just be one might have been the. First descriptors. However the other complicating factor in determining what was described I is that there are other blistering rashes on your genitals that could have been confused with her piece and so definitely, we're not really sure. Okay so regardless of whether the kissing ban really happened or was really Tiberius as way to try to control herpes HIV ONE HIV to do seem to have been pretty widely known throughout. and there are early references on how to treat the blisters such as rising open source using an iron or rubbing gold wedding bands on the lesions what yeah what gold? Maybe it was partially lake symbolic maybe. guzzled his values gotTa have medical properties. Properties if it's just gold wedding bands and not like a gold coin I feel like that's pure symbolism. Mean I know I know well. It's better than this other. The third one I'm about to say, which is that people also recommended the use of snail slime. To treat lesions. No. Yes. What kind of snail It. Was it was referred to in in Scotland. So I don't know what species of snails are in Scotland. Common species are how much slime I have so many questions. I mean. I would you just like? Snails directly on it or do they gather the slime? Like what kind of slime gathering equipment? would. Great Question I mean, these are these are fantastic questions i. don't know the answer to any of them. Wow snail slime don't try that. Don't try that. No, and then a mention of herpes even made its way into Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet what Yep in a speech by. In Act. One scene for I don't know how to read in IAMBIC pentameter. So apologies in advance or Lady's lips who straight on kisses.
"herpes" Discussed on This Podcast Will Kill You
"In the viral loads will be much lower than if you have an active lesion, for example. Okay. But it would still be from that same mucosal surface Gotcha. For a long time we thought well, if you just abstain from sex when you have active lesions or use a condom if you have visible lesions, then that's it you're protected but that's not true. Right the absolutely reduce the risk but especially because you can shed when you're ASEM dramatic and you can have lesions that aren't covered by a condom. So condoms are not one hundred percent effective in preventing transmission by any means right? But yeah so that's Kind of the the overall general biology of HSP one and HSE too. But that's not everything. Yeah. I WanNa know about Treatment Oh, there's actually more to talk about in terms of the disease itself before we can talk about treatment. And that is because in general this disease herpes. It can be extremely debilitating. It can be painful. As we've talked about as you heard in the first hand account and as we'll talk a lot more about I know you'll talk about it in the history Aaron we'll talk about in the current events, the stigma associated with it is so severe in many cases but in general, it's a self limited infection that doesn't have very serious complications if it's left untreated, right however, there are kind of three exceptions to that. So, one is that infection of the is, which is possible because your eyes are mucous membrane can happen very painful it to scarring and blindness. So that's a pretty severe potential complication from an ocular infection with HIV? Okay. Two questions about that. Oh Gosh? Okay. Number. One. How what is the incidence of that question and I don't have a number on that I do not know okay and then the other question is like could that be from? An oral hse one infection just like manifesting. The vesicles manifesting in your eyes or what is it? It's such a good question Erin. So I don't fully know. So let me answer that question in roundabout by talking about the other serious complications and that is encephalitis. Okay. So herpes Steph elitest. Is Very rare we're talking like between two and four cases per one million worldwide out here. Very rare. Okay. It's very rare. However, it is the most common cause of viral encephalitis in the United. States. And probably across the world, but we just have good data for the United States. Yeah. So herpes simplex virus accounts for fifty to seventy, five percent of identified cases of viral encephalitis. Viral encephalitis we're just like we don't know what caused this, but when we can't figure out, what caused it fifty to seventy, five percent of the time it's HIV. Okay. and. We've talked about encephalitis kind of lot actually on this podcast. We actually have. We just did the Tripoli. Yeah, we've done we've done. Let. So you know that that's infection of your brain is self in the case of herpes, it tends to infect the temporal lobe and and or the frontal lobe. So, it causes just kind of the same generic encephalitis symptoms. So mental status changes, confusion behavior changes, headache seizures. You can have neurologic deficits, but the good thing about HIV encephalitis is that we have treatment for it. All right cool. Yeah. But it is super high mortality like seventy percent mortality rate if untreated. Very Syria but again, very rare. And what's interesting about encephalitis and this gets to your question about how you get the eye infection. You can get potentially HVAC politis from either a primary or from a recurrent infection. Okay. Okay. So it could just be random. Yeah. Yeah. Is it more common with HIV ONE THAN TO? Yes Greek Russian it's absolutely the vast majority of cases are ages one. Okay. That makes sense that also make sense that it's the number that it makes sense at the number one cause because so many people talk about like everyone is infected with, HIV? Yeah exactly like it's everyone. Yeah, Yep. and. Then the other serious complication is neonatal infection. So that's when a baby gets infected. It is possible for a fetus to get infected in Utero, but it's quite rare. Actually it's more common for me to get infected if there are active lesions during a vaginal delivery and this is most common if someone gets infected for the first time so has their primary HIV infection during the last part of their pregnancy, Gotcha? Okay. Herpes is treatable. Yea. Well, kind of so herpes encephalitis end neonatal herpes infection are are very treatable often without any long term damage. Depending on how severe the infection was Treatment for oral and genital herpes is a Cyclo veer or valley cycling beer or fantastic lavar. There's a few others to. But it does not eradicate the pathogen. Okay. So there are a couple of different ways that you can go about treating it like you can use just suppressive therapy and just always be taking this drug kinda like we do with HIV, just keeps your viral load down really low. Or you can also use it just if you are about to have an outbreak. So you know how you can have these pro drama symptoms tingling or burning. So you can have enough Acyclovir on hand to be like oop. I think I'm about to have an outbreak and start taking psych like liver and that will help squash that right? No topical doesn't do anything. Not. recommended. Interesting. Yep. It exists but it really doesn't help especially for genital herpes that's what it started as which is why Yes oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It really doesn't work oral is the way to go and then if you have severe infection, it's an issue actually oh wow. Okay. Yeah. Isn't that cool? We have issue eleven are their side effects from cycle. Up Pretty minimal. Actually, it's a pretty safe drug as far as they go. Yeah. Yeah. So it's pretty good and it's of course always possible that though will be resistance but at this point, it's we don't see a lot of resistance to. Or Valley, how does it work? Okay it's eight nucleus site email log. Okay. So in one of our covert episodes, actually we talked about REMM desert. And it's the same type of drug as that. So it's basically blocks DNA relation of the virus. Oh so it can't eliminate it, but it can stop it from replicating. From having active infection and it drastically. The chances of infecting others as well. So the infectivity okay. It doesn't eliminate it, but it drastically reduces it. Okay. Oh and then what are some of the things that triggers outbreaks good question it really can depend on the person it can be stress. It can definitely be like an immune compromised state so whether that's like an actual immunodeficiency or just like a another cold or another viral infection or bacterial infection that Kinda gets your immune system out of whack. It can be especially for oral herpes. It can be like UV light suspending a Lotta time in the sun can actually trigger reactivation interesting. Yeah and then I think for some people, they can't really pinpoint any triggers so it can really depend on the person Gotcha. Interesting cool. Yeah. What else you got anymore questions for me. I think I might have set the record this episode with me and I like it though. Actually I think caffeine like that whole biology section was actually just you asking questions. And I still never got the answer that I really wanted for. All. Feel. So hollow when actress Kathleen. So, yeah. That is the. Of hse one eight, just we to Aaron. Where did this thing come from? How did it get here and why why is it such a stigmatizing disease? So I cannot wait to tell you. Let's take a quick break I. Your mouth and it's needs are completely unique..
Hope for Herpes Cure
"Nearly two thirds of us are infected with herpes simplex virus. So viruses, this week isn't an herpes causes cold sores causes genital disease, and it can also even occasionally caused Brian Infections. The virus is real headache to treat because the infection is lifelong. This is because it hides existing just as a piece of DNA inside nerve cells, it periodically reawakens to produce painful infectious skin blisters, nola drugs that can. Control these flare ups when they happen they can't remove the viral DNA. So the problem keeps on coming back now researchers in the US developed a pair of selective molecular scissors the contract down the rogue viral. DNA inside nerve cells and chop it up destroying the virus. So at least in experimental mice, it doesn't come back. Keith Jerem herpes is really sneaky that it actually established as a form of itself. That essentially goes into cells and then falls asleep and that virus lives in the neurons nerve cells in your body, and they can come once a year once a month once a week and cause lesions ulcers than anything else and all those strikes. We him don't do anything about that sleeping form of the virus. So effectively under the immune Radovan all the time it's dormant inside cells like that the immune system can't see it. So it just gets ignored. That's exactly right. The immune system controls at once it wakes up and starts making more copies of itself and they take care of those new copies but they even the noon system doesn't do anything about that long-term sleeping form of the virus said, what can you do about it? Well we've been using this really cool technology that's been around for over a decade. Now called gene editing despite has made a DNA just like our body is and that sleeping form is actually a little tiny circle of this DNA that lives in the nerve cells and what gene editing allows us to do is basically use I think of molecular scissors that can go into a cell and they can look through all. The DNA. In that cell and look for a very specific little stretch of the letters, and if they find those letters, they make a little cut and so what we do is designed very special scissors that ignore all of our own DNA, all the human DNA but they look really hard for herpes and if they find it, then it to little cuts and so it basically falls apart and makes it go away. And this works does it you can actually demonstrate that serve you chop up the virus then canola comeback yeah, exactly. So the study that we did was in mice mice get this sleeping form of the herpes just like we do and then we can go in and we use a a something. We call a vector, a different virus that carries these scissors to those same neurons and when it does that it starts cutting up the virus and then we can measure after. Our therapy how much of that sleeping form is actually left in the mice treated and what we saw as we eliminated well over ninety percent of that virus, and if we could translate that into human beings is likely to prevent lesions in Alzheimer's disease transmission to other people and all the things that we actually worry about how did you get the virus that was the Trojan horse that carried in the molecular scissors? How did you get that into the nerve cells in these animals? Well. That was a really important part of our study is understanding the best way to get the scissors where they need to be. We used another virus added. Associated Virus. Almost, all have it never causes any disease. We basically changed that to carry these scissors for us just injected into the bloodstream, and once it's in the blood, it actually goes in and actually find those nerve cells and introduces the scissors. It sounds like the woman who swallowed a fly and then swallowed spider to eat the flying, and we all know how that story ends because you're basically giving someone a virus to treat viruses this safe. This particular virus specter that was used called ADN. Associated Virus is probably the leading factor that's being used for many many types of gene therapy now, and there's several approved products out there in the EU and the United States that use adn associated virus or av to deliver different types of gene therapy, and so we're taking something that's quite proven to be safe modifying it slightly for our needs and then using it to try to cure an infection where we've simply not had any hope for cure in the past. You've been looking at herpes simplex virus. This causes cold sores and it also causes genital disease. But this is one member of a big family viruses that'll will work in a similar sort of way things like visa, the Vars, chickenpox and shingles in people unlucky enough to have that. Do you think you could prevent a person from succumbing to shingles by the same technique? The shingles virus actually goes into very similar nerve cells and acts a lot like herpes simplex, and so we can actually think about using the same therapy for that viruses. Well, we're also very actively looking at viruses that are similar but not herpes viruses in particular hepatitis B., and we have some really exciting results there where we can do very similar things. We're likely to see success there and maybe another viruses as well.
"herpes" Discussed on The News Junkie
"Out. I always had a heart attack there. was like Oh, how I got it fixed. Moving things around during the break. All. Right a back up and running because my laptop is now turning off. Chat! Go! There is together folks. Sign, we're professionals. This is moving parts here. It'll all work together to second year. When I saw this headline I, thought you know I've always kind of been thinking about at least in the last couple of years wanting a tesla getting tesla, they were so damn expensive, but when I first heard what they're. They're kind of calling. or at least some people are calling. The new feature was like I am on board, and then when they explain it, it's not quite as cool just yet, but they called it. Robo taxi and I go. Robot taxi sounds cool. That's a that's a robot I could get behind here. That's the future. Tell me that you can buy a tesla. Tesla, you could go out and have a couple of drinks at the bar. Call Your Robo taxi to come. Pick you up. Which is just your car? That was sitting in your driveway picks up. You get in the backseat of your own car drops you back off at your house and you don't get any lie and in somehow like you're legally free of that in the car is taking all the responsibility for the driving or another robot taxi opportunity. I'm like I don't feel like driving right now. I'm going to relinquish control of my vehicle. Dec- lane, and he's got like a video game remote control and he could drive my car down the road. It'd be cool. Seeming I've played enough grand theft auto that. It's ingrained in me that if I were if I were controlling your car with an xbox controller, you're about to be involved in. That or I mean if I were to take over I. Only Have Mario Kart as driving experience. You just be drifting. Diamond throwing bananas out the window. Thankfully, that's not what's what's going to happen with this a new tesla future they call Carr Access is rolling out to users. This is one of the things I really do like about. Tesla if you bought one right now Sabrina, and then you hear about it a new feature in like three months or six months you can download that feature to your car in so many situations, and that is really cool terrifying to me. Why because think about like? Back in the day when you didn't WanNa pay for software, so somebody would make a crack that. Crack the trial version, or whatever like imagine cracked car control software breaking. Yeah, jailbreak your. Tesla somebody hacks your car. God that could that could be problematic? There's already people who've claimed. There are also a lot of cars that have computer systems in there yet. Tesla's the only one that automatically updates, or you can do it from your car. Go to the dealership, and they have to put in the computer and then update your stuff. Yeah, I like that I think that's cool. They can add new stuff like for. For instance I saw one day that there was a guy on twitter who tweeted Ilan mosque and he said. Is there any way we can put something so it will remind you in your life, your dog in the car, or if your baby is in the back seat or any of this stuff and they've found out a way with the weight sensors in the seats that they're already had okay to added feature. That would alert you because I've been wondering why the Hell we can't get rid of this whole. Lockout all the menu features unless you are stopped. And I figured you already have the weight sensor? That's that's bitching and complaining you. If you don't have the seat belt, yeah, a locked in. You could use that same sensor to say hey. There's a passenger in this car can safely. All the menu functions of the car while the car is in motion course we're put potatoes on the passenger seats to make it, so we could do this when we're by ourselves. That is neither here nor. AP Left your sack of. I mean back. There's already things you can buy that. Bypass those sort of systems for in-car video But how many times have we story and I totally get this so terrible? You'll go. How could a person mother father leave their kid in the hot car and forget that their kid was in the car and you can. You can do that. Your brain gets over well, and they're stressing I'm GONNA drive with my kid on my lap, so I remember. Out of the car just like I'm one of those little outfits where the the hangover. And stuff you will be able to forget that, but if you use the technology in the vehicles, you can do this, so they sent out an update to test Tesla vehicles that wanted to use this update and let them do this. Put another one out there for people who had dogs, so if you WANNA, put it in this mode, you can go into the store. You can lock your doors and it turns the air conditioning on and circulates the air for your animal. That's inside the car then. Is the car technically not running? Because I remember? We've talked about this before. Yeah! She's running off the battery power problem being if people now see a dog and a car, it's hot outside. They don't understand your sweet ass. Tesla is helping out the pet and the running their their smashing the window. I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure that they have a display on that says like in big letters dog mode. Probably I've also seen viral photos of just like a note, saying the dog is fine. Please don't break the window. He's an Asshole, asked to stay in the car. He's GonNa ruin everything if he goes inside. You know I'd never saw the problem with especially. If you're able to lock the doors leaving your car on for a dog, I like like. When I drove my explore, it was completely plausible that if I had my dog in the car and I left the car on a running, and just going to seven eleven I could, because it had one of those key pads and any car that any. Any any of the Ford model cars that have the keypad. If you simultaneously press the last two buttons, it locked locks the car all right. You tell anybody something that he should know here or no okay, so you hit the last two buttons and it locks the car right. So, what do you do now? Go inside seven eleven. Nobody could get by car. Your cars on still cars running. But, but people if they see the dog panting in the window down a little bit usually smashed, said they added that feature this feature, the calling car access not quite as cool as it sounds, you can grant access to another driver you log in your Tesla. Count Click on manage added driver car access. Enter the driver's name email address. This could allow it so if I had a tesla and I wanted to be able to borrow my car. I could just put you as a driver on my car. Your key would open operate my car. For whatever period of time I WANNA do allow that to happen here my phone. I don't know. I think they use a some sort of key, not one when you put in the car or anything, but like you have it in your pocket. No, they do their phone. They phase of backup key, maybe but at least with a new Tesla's. It's just the phone, so they would allow somebody with a different phone to be able to use your. It would be a pretty specific feature if this function only works for you to lend your Tesla to other tesla owner, so, but if you know if anybody with the Tesla could do it right, so you? You're basically sending me. Like an invite. To your car for so, what could go wrong? Happen here. You would probably restrict the hours to. Anytime before six PM We get some more your dispatches here in just a minute I'm just making sure up up and running right. Now nothing president related coming up next, but I do want to share a video with you that I think is absolute mayhem that people may be interested in, and we'll get to more of your comments all.
Dellen Millard and the Murder of Laura Babcock
"Was a kid that was shunned and pooh-poohed over at the country club at a lot of people in that world new Delon as the rich kid who throws parties for burn outs and high schoolers. Rumor has it that Delon takes things to another level when he brings out a black and yellow toolbox filled with party drugs whole basement set up for youngsters for parties. Tried to make it look club in what takes place. They solders xbox Diet. Tv's and stuff like that so joan. There ain't drugs or some folks down there to grow it from. The police ever attended there for these couple years. We had one get out of control. We had to call the police to GET PEOPLE. People usually usually. It's twenty anyways that night. It was more or something was something posted on. Facebook just one. That's the new airplane hangar in Waterloo. Well sometimes a source of tension between father and son slash president and vice president of Malardier was generally a pretty sweet deal for Delon until any contracts were finalized. It was essentially a place for Dell in the store. His hot rods jeeps and jet skis. It also gave access to mechanics and engineers who would gladly tinker away at whatever projects Dylan through their way. All you had to do was keep the place clean and organized. But he couldn't care less about that. More toys were stored at the sprawling. Millar to state. Police I arrived the night of Wayne. Millar it's death. They noticed none of the fifteen vehicles parked on the property were missing. Most of the mansion gave the impression of a messy. Frat House adorned with airplane memorabilia. Save for Wayne's master bedroom sadly smelling of multiple cats and unchanged litter boxes but in the interrogation room when the conversation turns toward Wayne's physical and mental well-being being in the months leading up to his death delon casually hints at what life had been like since he moved back in with his father over a year ago. Yet depression him. He carried some pretty sadness within throughout life. I never really never really wanted to share it with me. The death of Wayne Millar is eventually ruled a suicide albeit a strange one as the coroner suggests he's never seen someone kill themselves with a shot through the eye as the interview with Dell includes. It's clear they've taken. Everything is told them as absolute truth but for grieving son gives the impression of a tired traveller being mildly inconvenienced by the TSA. Of course looking back on it now knowing the full story at all makes sense because Dell and Millar is a master manipulator the new CEO of Millar who will quickly closed the book on his family's legacy and throw it into the fireplace one year later it's February twenty eleven and twenty six year. Old Sean Learner is throwing a surprise party for his then girlfriend. Laura Babcock also in attendance Dylan Millard. An ex boyfriend of Laura's that Sean does not personally know as the party ends several people including Sean and his girlfriend. Laura go back to Delon's apartment. After limited conversation. Sean describes his impression of Delon as sketchy at a certain point. Sean Witnesses Delon giving Laura a pill unprovoked as a birthday present ecstasy he assumes which makes him a bit uncomfortable. Laura Babcock who has felt lost in life since graduating with degrees in English and drama at the University of Toronto has begun seeking treatment for mental health issues that have taken over her life undiagnosed and with increasingly more erotic behavior. Laura is asked to leave her family home after an incident where she threatens her mother with the wooden spoon sometime during the next year. Sean and Laura break up although Sean still loves and cares for he watches from the sidelines as Laura moves in with a new boyfriend eventually ending that relationship and having him arrested for assault as well as the sexual assault of a friend still concerned for his ex-girlfriend's wellbeing and realizing that she's headed towards a downward spiral. John makes arrangements for Lara to stay at a local days. Inn Motel they convene at a nearby food court. Where Sean Learns? She's recently began working at an escort. Service he loans her an Ipad to help her find a safer more permanent living situation. It is the last time they will ever meet in this same period of spring. Twenty Twelve Dylan Mallard is secretly juggling relationships with at least three women including his ex fiancee and the eighteen year old. He was cheating on her with Christina. New Christina Nude Ga is friends with Laura Babcock. Well I guess the more accurate term is frenemies as much as it pains me to use that word. Both of them have slept with Dylan at one time or another and Lars Birthday Christina decides to text her something along the lines of happy birthday. It was a year ago that I I slept with Delon to which Laura replies. That's fine I slept with him a couple of weeks ago to which an upset Cristina remind. You is the one who started. This mean girls exchange in the first place texts back. Did you miss your medication? Today you're a crazy psycho bitch trying to get my boyfriend. You had him and he lost him give it up Christina. New is a delight a role in all this is far from over but it begins in April of twenty twelve following the birthday text. Meltdown now. A flustered Christina texts her permit skuas Boyfriend Delon whose bruised ego once again for every turn of kindness you showed her. She took it and threw it in my face making me discouraged. Fuck she's like a virus like herpes always there but only shows up once in a while with a whole lot of annoying lesions. There's a difference herpes. You can't really get rid of. It just feeds off you until you die. I. I'm going to hurt her then I'll make her leave fancy myself something of an undercover doctor. I think with the right treatment. These herpes can be gotten rid of well. Dr Millard. How do you propose to remove the infectious disease? I think we're being harmed in irritated by toxins released by a parasite removal of the parasite should alleviate the irritation. I will remove her from our lives. Delon reaches out to a friend of a friend and purchase a wooden handled Smith and Wesson Handgun and on July third twenty thirteen. The day of removal has arrived. Want to just do. This is the last footage of Laura Babcock taken by a friend. Who Finds Laura's private joke of meowing and public amusing and wants her to see? Just how silly she looks. She's been telling him about an upcoming trip to Las Vegas. And when he drops her off at a bus station. July second he feels like she is excited for life while. Nobody's there to see it. The signal that Laura Cell Phone Sends Ping's off nearby towers explains what happens next the following evening July third. The map suggests that Laura is very. Near to Dylan's location. The information won't be revealed for many years data records then trace Laura and Delon's phones as they travel to Delon's home. The two phones move together the next day as well until suddenly LAURA'S PHONE STOPS RECEIVING MESSAGES.
Dr. Fauci says Brad Pitt 'did a great job' impersonating him on 'Saturday Night Live'
"All right Brad Pitt is saying thank you to infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci talked about she has said that if any actor portrays him on Saturday Night Live he would want it to be Brad Pitt well last night the doctor got his wish Brad Pitt portrayed vowed she on the home edition of SNL in a sketch were found she clarifies president trump's remarks at a corona virus briefing and when I hear things like the virus can be cured if everyone takes the tide pod challenge I'll be there to say please don't try to select out G. after the sketch it took off his Anthony Fauci herpes and offers sincere thank you to the Dr Pitt said to the real Dr Fauci thank you for your call and your clarity in this unnerving
"herpes" Discussed on Here We Are
"Any other hemorrhagic fever virus does all fours this like needs very very high level Precaution and protection and then be all three. I think is where current viruses currently. So it's sort of like the level of risk to fatality so because current buyers it is very fatal but it's not you level fatal and it's high with spreads a lot better so that spilled three but I think you know conceivably if the entire human population gets immunity to corona virus than maybe it goes down to be able to Long Way answer your question there are. There are threatened. Threat levels of virus makes sense. Boy This is do you think the maybe this is the most that humans have ever learned like sure. He week here like everybody. Everyone is learning so much. We're learning to like. Oh I guess a better take-up cooking even though I haven't cooked in five years so better to learn a new skill. I'm a baker. Now the point I feel like everyone has has gotten into their own hobby horse of again. Learn something new and they share better. We're all GONNA have to be the most flexible we've ever needed to be in our lifetimes. Yeah Oh Man. Learning on fly well Thank you so mantra for joining me. Thanks I wish you and your family the best. Yes same same to you. You are you with your family. Yeah Yeah I was GONNA I was GONNA cause. I've been living on the road for like a year. Not a AIRBNB and hotels and was my dream until this happen then became a nightmare and so I went from home free to homeless real quickly and at first when I wasn't sure because I wasn't talking with ferrall adjusts or whatever I was just like oh I decided. Okay I'll cancel few gigs. Maybe hunker down with some friends for like a little longer in L. A. Tons of friends. Now I never get to see as much great great opportunities. I'll take some meetings everything else and then like you know. There was just a period of time that it was like every day stuff escalated so quickly as I go. I gotta get the Fuck Outta here. Right now and Even by the time I left it was it was much later than I should have. Oh Yeah someone tried to warn me about this like back in February and I fell on deaf ears as well. Okay I GUESS. Even scientists can be hypochondriacs all right and did not heed the warning. Yeah I mean I remember the. Cdc Director back in February was like life will be disrupted significantly prepared for that and then there was a news conference with the president. And I think that person at the CDC director is like an assistant director but she the person who said that was on the podium with with trump any and he was like Nah. It's not going to be a big deal. I heard I I ask them to send me the Lincoln. I haven't seen it so this might be more fake news but I heard that something like ninety percent of Republicans that that were in whatever survey believe trump over the CDC. This is how societies and yeah. I feel like the other thing is I have you seen anything on the CDC director I don't really. I haven't been watching much of the news but like you think about movies with every stereotypical pandemic movie the. Cdc Director is always a major character of that movie because the CDC director should be tailored intuitively. If you're if you're a screenwriter you like call a few people and then you go like then. What would happen then? What would the correct process be so? I can make this realistic for my movie. Yeah meanwhile I feel like the CDC Director. We have currently is doing that homer Jif into the bushes says fading not me not this fire. I don't like it man well. Best of luck to you. My friend can't wait to see in person again sometime when all of us do a live. Standup comedy show. Good luck with your tour and August. Yeah I'm I'm not terribly hopeful but eh I mean I'm I'm in a situation where it's not like I'm putting. I don't put money into marketing until I two weeks before so it doesn't you know I can always. I can always cancel before. And I'm just out the amount of time that I spent on booking things. Yeah this is good so -Joy Enjoy Wisconsin. Otherwise she's heard. Yeah I get I get to talk with a bunch of scientists each day and that makes me happy so Well thanks man and I thank you listeners for being such a wonderful curious people's INEX- deficit. Yes where are we here? Why are we here? Not entirely clear. We are misfits as by random. Chance with no Hanson. Supposed to make sense of eventually we..
COVID-19, Chinas wet markets, and bats - is it US not THEM?
"And now we see Larry's outbreaks in the last few decades that are related to animal eating in China. What happens in China? What people do to animals in China how repercussion beyond Chinese border? Let's Professor Deborah Jar. She's author of animals in China Law and society and we're going to take a close look at the animals that find themselves in China's wet markets today and into the curious origins of this Almighty pandemic. I have to side. It's beyond anything that I could have imagined. It really is at bats. Worst CASE SCENARIO SCOTT AS FAR as I'm concerned and that's from someone who's worked in the area and someone is trying to increase the awareness that this kind of thing would happen. It seems to have happened so rapidly and we seem to have been totally unprepared for it. She infield he's with the echo health alliance as their science and Policy Advisor for China and Southeast Asia regions eventually and environmental scientist. Hey knows he's infectious diseases. And he's Bet Corona viruses. He's an international authority on them which is why he is quick to discredit conspiracy theories swirling around about the origins of the SARS Cov virus. That's caused this cove. Nineteen pandemic one being that it came from the Wuhan Institute Veraldi Attain Hayes. Worked closely alongside. There was a big a lot of discussion about conspiracy theories either about manufacturing losses biowarfare about escapes from large raise. Excetera truth is trying to fiction. We we don't need to manufacture this far as it exists in Niger. As is from my scientific point of view that argument that it's manufactured bars has been tightly discredited winsor Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome first appeared in two thousand and two in China human was part of the international team. That did that hard. Detective work the years to trace its origin back to a corona virus in beds and the team's been surveying and identifying Bet Corona viruses across China saints. The size called to virus is ninety. Six percents SIMILAC genetically to about corruption virus working with Salads and with colleagues in China. I had the opportunity to see how intelligent how how technically skilled however principled. My colleagues in China were Humza signatory to erase it later. In The Lancet Medical Journal expressing solidarity with China's scientists and concern that conspiracy theories are threatening the rapid open and transparent sharing of data on the covered nineteen at break on people. Say yes but it's Johnny's system which autocratic I can be my to do it etc I nine principles about fats. Those people in that lab at on. We'll be working flat out around. The clock does manual. It comes with his ours. You know you've got to start from scratch stopped from nearest point of knowledge songs develop diagnostics tried to treatment methodologies. That'll be working flat out getting pulled in every direction. Trying to get on top of this thing. That's ahead stop. But where the virus got. It's real headstart. Perhaps OVER MILLENNIA. Ease in bats and scientists have benches with bats have taken him all over the place. All over Italy David Heymann is professor of Infectious Disease Ecology at Massey University in New Zealand. And Yeah some people selling hundreds of back carcasses who to Yeah people wearing Jin as a libation. A bill offering to the bats in a cave. And there's no doubt about it is that's the galling but what I want to know is why beds in particular how the so many viruses that are so deadly to us and yet not to them and to do that. We need to get denied. That's a bit better which Mike Up About. A fifth of the world's Mammalian species the phenomenal mammals. Actually they're the only mammals that truly fly the evolutionary. Oh they've been around many tens of millions of years from fossil records. Basically they live live everywhere on earth really apartment article so that enthused New Zealand out here Hawaii three to take so they're very well adapted the lots of different spaces and the really good for the environment. So for example predation pests. They prevent crop and forest damage. Because I eating insect predators suck the hugely ecologically important. Certainly the the fruit eating bats are great seat disperses Italy to see elite fruit the C. Pass through the bat schedule intestinal system and then it puts it out in a new location. So that helps maintain I. They also pollinate Important crops because revolved for so long. There are many plants for example rely on best to do the pollination and all the seed dispersal for them. David Hyman Ward. Mike's bats such a distinct. Such prime reservoir for novel viruses that can then subsequently crossover and infect other animals than they known to humans. What is it about the laugh of bets and better species so there are many hypotheses one is just the sheer diversity of bats around the world so therefore they have a diverse range of ours is and we think that they've been around for a long time cheaply long lived species relatively speaking and I will live for years and tens of years. Not like rodents that live within a year. They're gone. They will like humans in cities. I mean they form very dense colonies with thousands in a small space so that's ideal for infection spill to transmit from one individual to another Peter Virus Heaven and what's more abet colony might contain multiple bat species so viruses can adapt and crossover between them. He catching a ride when the bats migrate onwards so then they concede infection into new columnist. These multiple networks and communities about spending vast lots of different viruses between them probably lead to them being great host for these viruses. You look at the things I well I if Laras then this is way are would do well it. All of this going from built the interaction. The numbers I felt the citizens either Tom etc etc and the range of viruses bets carry all that originated in bats is mind blowing. Yeah there's extra diversity and it's not just trying of ours. Is that seems to be the same for paramedics of our season. Rabies probably had bats and even things like measles and canine distemper virus. Which we now and paper will be familiar with. Lissa viruses herpes to ebola influenza. A Hendra Nipah that most viruses. That bets incubate don't seem to make bets seek rabies. Seems to be one of the notable exceptions. Why don't they get seek? You didn't quite a really hard to study some of the hypotheses of that because bats have evolved to repair the muscles for example that the tissues that damage during his flight is really intensive. They vote repair. Mechanisms enable them to repair cells for example and versus damaged cells and. There's lots of consequences to that. That doesn't tell the entire story. They ran the immune system. That means that they. They seem to have constant arts they. Immune system switched on during the dice and also they. They fly everyday that I get the core body. Temperatures are effectively. What we do if we're sick and feverish so if you can imagine that we as mammals we have to similar response when rail one hypothesis is that when we do our normal response to viral infections. Then actually these viruses evolved in that sort of environment. And they don't mind so they carry on replicating the things that we do to suppress viruses don't suppress the bat farces. But that's just one. Hypothyroidism is a few others clever little biological systems in a molecular clock analysis that said that Corona viruses and bats had been coexisting for at least ten thousand news probably hundreds of thousands of years and possibly millions of years so these are very robust and sort of long term. Evolution are of these farces within spats and the issue is not about changing to become infectious. Hatha generate to patriots getting from bad to the purse on Wallis taking him. Bats doing their own thing. There's no pro-woman's each bridge what we call an epidemiological bridge wants that bridges. Creator so the agent can get from the reservoir to the purse. So you pay. That's when the trouble starts and there is a perfect place for that Epidemiological Bridge to be built.
A Look Back at HIV
"Before we jump in. Let's clarify what exactly HIV and AIDS are good call. Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus which is a virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. Yes so HIV is a retrovirus which means it is an rn. A virus that is a cellular machinery from the infected cell to do a reverse transcription of itself a DNA version which is inserted into the cells on DNA when the cell becomes active. It will make new copies of the virus that go out and continue the cycle and this is important because the drugs that we use today to combat HIV a variety of antiretroviral agents target different points in the cycle. The right combination of drugs can keep the viral load solo that it isn't detectable exactly so HIV infects a specific immune cell the CD four cell and over time the virus kills a CD foresaw which being part of the immune system plays a critical role in the body's ability to fight infection as de decline. The body becomes susceptible to opportunistic infections. Right these are often infections caused by pathogens that are normally present in on or around the body but a healthy immune system recognizes them and keep them in check someone with the depleted immune system however is susceptible to unusual infections. That healthy folks don't need to worry about. Plus they're they're susceptible. To all the irregular infections even healthy people get okay so an untreated course of goes something like this. A person is infected with HIV. The virus being transmitted during sexual activity directly into the bloodstream during childbirth or breastfeeding or a blood transfusion at this point the virus makes its way to the lymph nodes where has access to lots of CD. Four cells and replicates like crazy? This goes on for about three weeks three or four weeks. The patient may experience a viral type of illness during this time period. Fever swollen glands rash but not everyone experiences this yes and it feels like a regular just viral infections. So you don't really think about that. That might be what it is but after about two weeks the viral load in the blood is at a peak and CD four levels fall. This is a period of time where it is really easy to transmit the disease to another sexual partner because the viral load is so high after about six months the viral load and CD. Four count stabilized to set point and the chronic phase issue begins. This can last a up to ten years without treatment during which HIV gradually destroys CD. Four cells at some point the CD four count gets low enough. That opportunistic infections are possible. Yes and that's how we define AIDS either the CD. Four count is below two hundred cells per mil or the patient has an AIDS defining conditions such as retinitis from cmv cytomegalovirus or invasive cervical cancer or many many others so this was the typical course of disease for people early in the epidemic. Did you amy? That AIDS was around before the Nineteen Seventy S. That's when the epidemic began but it is believed that the virus jump from chimpanzees to humans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in one thousand. Nine hundred and sporadic cases were reported from then until the mid seventies when the epidemic got its legs. Very interesting now. It wasn't until Nineteen eighty-one that we really understood what was happening in. La There were five young gay men who develop Mrs to screen pneumonia PCP which is now new. Mississippi'S VICI pneumonia. I know I can never get used to that. I still call it. Pcp Yeah. I'm sure a lot of school. It was pretty much standard at the time right. I mean that was like defy so defining but anyways another group in New York in California who developed Kassy's sarcoma which is an aggressive cancer caused by the human herpes virus eight that wouldn't normally happen without a suppressed. Immune system right both of those diseases. And by the end of that year there were two hundred seventy cases of severe immune deficiency among gay men and nearly half had died. Yeah that we knew so fast forward. A few years by the end of nineteen eighty five. There were over. Twenty thousand reported cases coming from every region of the world. The virus was officially named in Nineteen eighty-six and in nineteen eighty seven A. Z. T. was introduced. The this was the first antiretroviral drug this drug worked by inhibiting the initial reverse transcription of the virus into DNA. This was a very exciting development because the epidemic was growing quickly. Now there were three hundred seven thousand reported AIDS cases worldwide compared to the twenty thousand. You mentioned just fine. Harsh prior and two hundred and seventy just nine years prior to that. It's impressive how. The pharmaceutical industry kind of ramped up so quickly research development. Yeah and those remember. Those were the reported numbers so they estimated that there were actually a million AIDS cases in another eight to ten million living with HIV worldwide. At that point. So if you're younger just in med school residency right now. It's hard to explain. How unsettling this was that how fast it was spreading right. Yeah and these patients were so sick and dying in such large numbers and there didn't seem to be in and site to the expansion of the epidemic. So there's a lot of fear and misinformation out there the had a policy to not allow those infected with HIV into the country and it was still viewed as a gay disease. So that created a lot of stigma for the LGBTQ community so by nineteen ninety three. There were two point five million AIDS cases globally the US Congress dug in and voted to continue the travel ban. Things are not looking good even with easy. T- which wasn't really panning out as everyone had hoped. And the fact that it was approved at all was questioned by many. Yeah so but in one thousand nine hundred things really started changing. This was kind of a turning point. The first price inhibitor was approved these inhibit the protease enzyme. Which is important in the translation of HIV v? Virus back into Aurigny. Yeah and this was the beginning of Heart H. A. RT highly active antiretroviral therapy and it immediately dropped deaths from AIDS related diseases by at least sixty percent but still there were thirty three million people living with HIV by nineteen ninety nine and fourteen million people had died since epidemic began. Those are huge as is to be expected the UN had to step in and negotiate prices to make antiretroviral therapy available to the people who need it The World Trade Organization that announce the Doha Declaration allowing developing countries to manufacture generic versions of drugs. Go See Fire Dallas buyers club. Yes also yeah so in the two thousands people who needed it weren't getting treatment aids. Was the number one cause of death in sub Saharan Africa. That blows my mind by the two thousand ten. A lot of goals had been set to get treatment where it was needed and have the spread of HIV an organization such as the UN and the World Health Organization and individual government agencies are getting involved at this point yeah the US finally lifted the travel ban for people with HIV treatments that decrease the chance of spread were discovered pre exposure prophylaxis or prep was shown to reduce transmission between male and male sexual partners by about forty four percent. Yeah in two thousand. Eleven research demonstrated that early initiation of antiretroviral treatment reduce transmission to partners by ninety six percent. So this is a real game changer. Because until this time the antiretrovirals weren't started until HIV was had started advancing and causing aids. So this is when they started the treatment early after the infection was discovered and it really changed things as far as transmission. Yeah as related. Deaths fell thirty percent from the peak. Year two thousand five and thirty five million people were living with HIV dramatic slowdown in the spread of the epidemic compared to previous decades. Yeah Okay but now we may find yourselves at a standstill here. We are twenty twenty because the immediate crisis of the wildfire spread and almost certain death is well behind us. Attention has waned key populations that account for over half of new infections are not receiving access to combination therapy and the gap between resource need and provisions as widening. The funding is is shrinking. It's pretty typical right. Yeah as a species. Humans aren't very good at thinking long term. If it's not an immediate threat it's not threat right well. It is a threat to those populations. So there's clearly still stigma that has marginalizing
House investigating whether Trump lied in U.S. Russia probe
"To know scan alert from CNN the US house this is how insane they are they they must know the impeachment is coming to an end by the way this is breaking news they must know they have nothing ready for this go the US house is now investigating whether trump light in written answers he provided to special counter Mauler in the Russia probe when you have nothing you changing go to something else right did the president la a was he not truthful the Muller investigation the whole mother and based investigation itself wasn't truthful is based on a lie okay apparently we had we've jumped the shark in the impeachment why would they open this up who cares at this point right if they had the president did the right on impeachment which we all know he doesn't have they don't have a why would they even care to bother to look for this because they get rid of him anyway right well we got to create a new scandal yep house general counsel Douglas letter is his name so the US court of appeals for the district Columbia about why the house now needs access to grand jury material Muller collecting his investigation quote did the president lied was the president not truthfulness responses to the mother of education so based on that they said we need to see everything now because the Miller Mister Gage wasn't enough and also other stuff I mean this it just they will never stop attacking him that's the one thing about Democrats they are persistent where Republicans lose steam I'm thinking about the fight you got to keep it up are you saying the like herpes that they never go away that they never go away excellence the herpes party what they are that's excellent way to go you just called one the Democrats the the STD party of I
House releases more impeachment transcripts
"Two more transcripts released by the house committees involved in the trump impeachment enquiring disarming gunning assistant transcripts of their interviews last month former White House Russia adviser Fiona hill and lieutenant colonel Alexander van man described extraordinary scenes they include ambassador Gordon Sunland telling Ukrainians they'd need to investigate the bidens in exchange for a coveted meeting with the president they're the latest transcripts detailing what Democrats say was a clear abuse of office hours before they were released the president insisted none of the testimony worries him no cases that I see have I been herpes preemptively bashing the public hearings Democrats will start next week Sager make on the at the
Two officials detail Trump push for Ukraine to investigate Bidens
"In transcripts of their interviews last month former White House Russia adviser Fiona hill and lieutenant colonel Alexander vin men describe extraordinary scenes they include ambassador Gordon Sunland telling Ukrainians they'd need to investigate the bidens in exchange for a coveted meeting with the president they're the latest transcripts detailing what Democrats say was a clear abuse of office hours before they were released the president insisted none of the testimony worries him in no case is that I see have I been herpes preemptively bashing the public hearings Democrats will start next week Sager make on the at the White House
Pompeo making spur-of-the-moment trip to Mideast as Iran rules out talks
"Of the Russia Mike Pompeii was headed over to the Middle East it is unclear the around strategy that is actually being pursued I think that the actual foreign policy of the United States is wise and kind of always will be muddle through because the American people aren't interested in empire building I think correctly so the American people are also not interested in full scale isolationism because every time the United States gets isolationist we get a Pearl Harbor nine eleven so we end up being mildly reactive. isn't in the world the bases all over the place with a strong military and we can react to threats but we don't want long term occupations or invasions we're not into that sort of thing and so what happens when there's a hot spot like Ron tends to be the possibility of a flare up and then it kind of receives a Ron is is the is the herpes outbreak of the Middle East the Iranian government may flare up and then they sort of receipt so Mike Pompeii always trying to create a policy right now The Washington Post reporting. that the trump administration has announced that Humm Hey would fly to the Persian Gulf on Wednesday to discuss a response to an attack on Saudi oil facilities as Iran's supreme leader ruled out any direct talks with the United States has spur of the moment trip which will include stops in Saudi Arabia and the UAE underscores the danger the tensions with Iran could spiral into military conflict president trump has said around is probably responsible for the attack that he would like to avoid a war I'm pale has assigned blame more directly in front obviously obviously does not wish for there to be a war with Iran at this point is why I suggested that the likely solution here is that the United States pledges to strengthen the defense of Saudi Arabia without pledging any sort of aggression and aggressive action against Iran I think that's probably the happy medium where the U. S. ends up we maybe end up helping flags and tankers in the straits of war movies and guiding those tankers through the straits of Hormuz against the possibility of running aggression reestablishing some sense of deterrence. the weekend attack which the United States says it believes originated in Iran despite claims by rebels in Yemen that they carried out appears to dash all hope that trump might meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani at you and General Assembly in New York well the Iranians I don't think were all that interested in face to face meetings with trump I think they're more interested in pressuring Europeans to break with trump and undermine the JCP LA the the the revocation of the of the Iran nuclear deal. ends once it's rendered Iran gate is pretty much that simple the Europeans want Iran to get their money they want to run to be part of the world economy and they don't care if one's friends terrorism all over the Middle East they simply don't care because they figure the US is going to foot the bill anyway if something goes wrong which unfortunately has been European foreign policy since basically the light cold war know that the fact that that trump and when when trump says that Europeans are not pay their share of their fair share for defense that's technically true I mean United States basically footed the bill for all of European defense for several decades during the Cold War and allowed them to live high on the hog in terms of social welfare programs well Europe can pursue that policy again but there will be some tragic consequences to that policy you're starting by the way to see those consequences in terms of the outbreak of national sentiment in Europe largely driven by the increase in an unfettered Muslim refugees coming from the Middle East into the heart of Europe and creating all sorts of social schisms. and the the around the leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said all the officials in the Islamic Republic unanimously believe there will be no negotiations at any level with United States again they're trying to pressure the Europeans this is not about the United States at this point I think that the way this ends probably is with the United States trying to trying to strengthen shore up Saudi defense without getting involved
Sexually transmitted infections on The rise in The military
"Seven a disturbing new report shows dramatic increases in the rates of sexually transmitted infections in men and women serving in the US military, ABC news. Correspondent Mark Remillard, a report saying that three particular infections are most concerned committee gonorrhea and syphilis around the rise within the, the nation's military services, and that has a broader affect on the military would have an effect, obviously, on the personnel both short term and long-term on their wellbeing, but also in their unit readiness and by extension the larger military military, for example, this report cited in two thousand twelve SEI's in the navy accounted for healthcare costs of five point four million. And that's in the navy alone. So there's an economic cost. There's a personnel readiness cost to this, and they're saying that part of the conservative. This is the result of more risky behavior. The majority of our military. Branches are made up by eighty four percent are male. And they say that they're starting to see based on surveys that they done more risky behavior. Especially in the age group of eighteen to twenty five so the younger male populations talking about higher rates of sex with multiple partners, higher rates of having sex with new partners without condoms and things like that, that they are saying. May may be the reason behind the rise in this, these STI's and one of the main contributors to that being what they say is potentially dating apps is actually a one of the reasons that they may be seeing more non counters in these kinds of things. This is an age group of people who simply weren't alive to hear the safe sex message that was, you know, made very, very clear in the immediate. Wake of the aids crisis of the eighties. Yeah, exactly, it actually a part of that, too. And part of this report did talk about HIV being still, obviously, a concern in the military, and that, that there may be members of the military, you don't realize that there are their fellow colleagues and fellow service members who may have HIV now rates of HIV infections are steady between between twenty twelve in two thousand seventeen the rate remained pretty steady. But the rates of these bacterial infections, which are easier to treat they, they can be used by antibiotics rather than viral infections like HIV HP herpes, these kinds of things, which have all decreased these bacterial infections like gonorrhea. And are on the rise. And that is concerning. ABC news. Correspondent Mark Remillard. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. Thank you,
Melby, Herbie And Cole discussed on Jared and Katie
"Because Melby had to go to the hospital for eyeball herpes. Oh, god. Oh, hearing it makes me sick. How do you. Don't ever been cancelled the whole tour, just that they just had to suspend the rehearsals, because Melby went temporarily blind in her right eye. How do you get herpes in your eyeballs? And I have to ask Dr hugs, how you got rid of? Studio. Melby went temporarily blind right eye her vision came back, and she returned to rehearsals. And it was confirmed that it was eyeball, herpes scary about that is. I don't think like a herpes coal. Saw cole. No. Yeah. There's different. Simplex is right. Yeah. So Herbie can be coleslaw, cold sore. Hold sore. Right. Yeah. And, and you can be spread to other like if the thing and your birthday and somebody has one of those can go do it can go. Okay. So somebody would have to spread it that way. But my point is there's no cure. So that means at any given time it could come back in. Why?
NASA study finds herpes viruses reactivate in astronauts
"It seems that both long term missions to the space station and short term missions caused over half of astronauts to have a reactivation or just the shedding of the herpes virus. According to a new study published by the journal frontiers in microbiology, so fifty three percent of astronauts on short term space missions and sixty three percent of astronauts on missions to the international space station had the virus in their saliva and urine
There's Something About Space That's Triggering Herpes in Astronauts
"Nasa has issued a warning about space herpes. After a study found the virus was reactivating in crew aboard the space shuttle and international space shuttle mission. Yeah. Your close space up there. Bs you're gonna. According to if they're fooling around if they're right. I mean, according to the agency while only a small proportion of the astronauts developed symptoms as a result of the dormant, virus awakening. So this is something that was inside of them. That was dormant and then going to space. It came out delegates. They've been fooling around. In a wakened it this could spell danger for longer spaceflight missions. For instance, Mars NASA, astronauts, inter weeks or the months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation, the physical challenges compounded by more familiar. Stressful stressor like social separation confinement altered sleep wake cycle, but herpes. Treating it in space. Could be a problem Kerry thinks it's SpaceX. But that's what I think it is. I don't I don't think it's anything. No anything but SpaceX. But this goes back to and I think. What's his name ruin this? Adam ruins everything herpes episode. Did you watch the herpes one? Yeah. See that. He talked about was how herpes is so prevalent. It's everywhere. Like, what's that people? Have it that don't know they have it because that's what this story is talking about. They don't know that they have it because they never have symptoms of it. Like, it's it's everywhere. And now, it's. Niece herpes in
"herpes" Discussed on Girls Gotta Eat
"But there really is no way to know for sure if you will or not will not transmit it to somebody else. But I mean, I think people especially as as they, you know, as time goes by people have a sense of like, well, I've had herpes for this long of discloses to all my partners. None of my partners have ever told me they've had an outbreak. So like, it's safe to say that I'm probably not very contagious or always trying to use condoms or you can both go to your doctor. And if the person is really concerned, you can talk about. Taking medication that can help prevent the spread of herpes and prevent outbreaks. But it's one of those things that it's just really difficult to because every everyone's body is different. And everyone's everyone's herpes is different like just reacts differently in everybody's body. And especially I think the you know someone's disclosing the genital herpes. And for some reason genital herpes is I mean, not for some reason, we know why it's way more stigmatized an oral herpes, it's because genitals and life we live in a sex negative culture that really stigmatizes genitals and sex. Oftentimes, you can ask a person have you ever had a cold sore? And if they're like, yeah, I'm like, well, you have herpes to thank you. And then time so this and like I remember just thinking back to the guy that I dated that like sat me down to tell me this. And I was like, okay. All right. What I don't. It's a cold sore everybody. I know is cold sores. I I don't really get them. But we'll just not make out when you have this. And I I just. Basically Coulter's on your ding Dong. It's not right. So I don't freak out about colds. Right. And the people dole forgot about cold sores. And I just think it's this thing of, you know, asking your partner like asking yourself like why is this so different in my head like, you're right. It's just the sexual stigma. So oh, and I wanted to bring this up in terms of herpes most of the time as a normal panel of TD testing does not include testing for herpes. Really why? Why would they explain why? Okay. Because herpes is not that big of a deal and most people have it. And so most people have some flex one. A lot of you'll have some books to and and also the test is a little finicky like often times, they'll be false positives and people get totally freaked out. So doctors aren't really.
"herpes" Discussed on Unladylike
"The bullshit filter worked today cat lives with her current boyfriend. He's a poet she's a visual artists. They share the same politics and personal quirks. But things started up platonic. Yeah. Win cat confided in him about having herpes and the struggle. She was having an her dating life. It brought them closer. And to be honest. I think that if I didn't have herpes I wouldn't be dating him in. It sounds crazy. But it's true really because we're both. So. We are full. So like left of center that I think we would just got lost in this tangle will they won't they in the does he does she like we would have done that song and dance forever in a day. If we didn't have these like really serious really pressing conversations where like, you know, we had to be honest and forthright with one another so him actually like having these conversations were a clear sign that he cared about. How I felt in that he cared about who I was and my telling him these things like made him really consider me as a partner, not just a friend. And if he decided that he was interested in we've been together over since see we told y'all there'd be romance. Yes. It's a herpes love story. That also raises the question of sex, and how do you continue having a healthy full sex life with herpes fairy carefully? First of all in my relationship. I am incredibly in tunes when my body length. That's that tingle, you know, or that's I feel something going on. So when those alarm bells start going off, then like, maybe just kissed may be just cuddle. You know, don't take there to let it escalate to sex unless you're hundred percent sure that you are not going to have an outbreak were like in the middle of one. So how how do you set the tone? Then I've always been like Perry. Frank with my boyfriend. I'm like, listen. I'm feeling a little icky. I don't know what's happening. But like maybe date night tomorrow. Once I know for sure, and if not we'll we'll schedule accordingly like it's always late. It's always playful, but I have found that when you are that person who sets the tone for how you're going to interact with someone you're going to be very Frank inveigh open in candidate than the people that you're being Franken candidate with feel the same comfort level, you know, in time, they feel comfortable enough to have those conversations with you know, Caroline, herpes are not what cats subscribing sounds like a super healthy sex positive relationship. Right. I mean, you've got trust communication ongoing consent. So we asked cat. What's her advice for someone like Patty who could use some perspective on dating with dignity, self respect and herpes? I would tell her don't feel. Like somebody rejecting you changes your value..
"herpes" Discussed on Unladylike
"That's spraying the CDC reported a nine fold increase in physician consultations for genital herpes between nineteen sixty six and nineteen Seventy-nine around the same time the first effective treatment for Herbie's outbreaks hit the drug market, what's important to keep in mind. Is that pharmaceutical company is promoted these emerging meds of providing peace of mind for patients, essentially leveraging as TD stigma to start getting physicians to buy in that laid the groundwork for the media to take the so-called herpes epidemic and run wild. Oh, girl. Did they? All right. So picture this. An August nineteen eighty two time magazine cover with this nervous looking white couple and a giant capital H splashed across them. The headline. Aids. Herpes today's scarlet letter. That covers story about herpes essentially framed it as a biological backlash to the sexual revolution. One line in an offers a major clue as to why herpes panic attracted so much mainstream media attention at the time, and I quote, frequently herpes seems to strike nice healthy educated clean cut Caucasians of the middle and upper classes Slad, they specified nice. Yeah. Meanwhile, the New York Times reporting how all those Yepes being diagnosed with Herbie's, quote, must endure an emotional crisis. So distinct in its assault on their sense of worth that psychologists speak of a herpes syndrome, which sounds a lot like that internalized stigma that Patty and a lot of people living with her abuse today still grapple with although back in nineteen eighty two it sounded like the whole country had kinda come down with herpes syndrome because get this a national survey from that year found that thirty. Percent of Americans said they tend to avoid associating with someone with herpes and seventy seven percent. I say that in all caps, y'all. Agreed that people should have to be tested for genital herpes before they get married it tracks, then that the mid eighties is also when we get the first celebrity herpes lawsuits going to court in one thousand nine hundred six a woman actually sued Robin Williams for six point two million dollars, forgiving herpes. It was this huge tabloid scandal back then and if you Google uh Scher today, you'll see that herpes lawsuit's still generate a ton of buzz. Meanwhile, the centers for disease control and prevention and the medical community also had been insisting that the panic was way out of proportion to how manageable the diseases plus by the late eighties. The actual epidemic of aids helped put the overblown herpes mania in perspective and the media frenzy kind of cooled off. But that's scarlet h stain has. Stuck around only. Now, it's funnier. Yeah. These days we typically hear about the is either a cautionary tale or a joke. Herbie's really became a pop cultural punchline in the nineties when the FDA started allowing pharmaceutical companies to advertise medications like Valtrex on TV and those commercials were just as ripe for parody is old school do sheds. Here's Amy Poehler and Alec Baldwin on us now. Told me I had genital herpes. I was confused. We've been married for over twelve years and had always tested negative for TD's with. Recent scientific study but said some forms of genital herpes remained dormant in women for ten or fifteen years that oftentimes the virus went undetected and tests that would explain a lot it made little sense to me that to married people without any history of genital herpes could then suddenly be infected explained it that was the end of it. And there was no need to talk. And listen remember that plot twist? We mentioned earlier about how we got in touch with cat. So the whole reason we found her was because she emailed us about an S T D joke that popped up in a blooper Altro in unladylike that episode how to ride a bike is about women bicycling street harassment and at one point I offered some fake tips for catcalled proofing yourself. Take.
"herpes" Discussed on Unladylike
"Two years ago. I contracted genital herpes despite practicing safe sex and having only had three partners ever after the initial shock of the diagnosis were off. I return to a normal life. Now rarely think about having herpes that is until any potential romantic interest comes up, how am I supposed to date in a normal love life. Now that I have this baggage. Right on ninety. A on. Welcome to unladylike the show that finds out what happens in women break the rules. I'm caroline. I'm Kristen another Valentine's Day is upon us. Love is in the air. And so is herpes. It's true. Y'all herpes is super common super manageable, and it rarely causes major health problems. But like we just heard from an unladylike listener named Patty herpes carries. A lot of mental baggage when it comes to dating patties, let are jumped out to us also because it seems like all we ever focused on when it comes to herpes is either how not to get it. Or how totally embarrassing it is if you do because it's incurable. So as our Valentine to Patty and all the listeners who share such intimate parts of their lives with us. Today's episode is unladylike the wrong calm, and it does involve both romance and comedy, though, probably not in the ways you'd expect petty. Also challenged. To find someone who's been through the herpes gauntlet and can offer some advice from the other side. And Caroline we did. Nobody's like, you know, what I am promiscuous. Let I disagree. He's going to say that about themselves. It's just shitty that like the rest of society has a problem with living that life, and they think that you deserve the quote, unquote, deaths incidence of herpes, by the way, herpes isn't kill anybody. Like the flu can kill you. Why are we have for bothered by the people who had the flu that's cat? And how we got in touch with her to talk herpes. Well, that is a plot. Twist. You'll have to wait to hear. Yep. Because I we're calling up Patty to puzzle through why of all the herpes fucks with our heads the most especially when it comes to dating and romance. Then cat will share her first person adventures with herpes as well as some advice all of us could use for defusing that H-Bomb? Oh, and we aren't kidding. Love is in the air in this episode. Don't really. So can you tell us what prompted you to write us that letter at the time that you did ya. So I work in the natural resources specifically with river assessment for the bureau of land management in that takes me to basically the middle of nowhere. Every summer. We talked to Patti over Skype. She lives in a small town near Yosemite national park in California last summer, though, her work took her to back country Utah. And then I had my second outbreak of genital herpes, and I was just so bummed because I had to work in this desert setting in camp every night. And it's like having a breakout is not a comfortable experience and getting the antiviral medication in conservative rural Utah. Where ninety percent of the population is Mormon was so uncomfortable. And I was just I was very fresh. Rated and tired of feeling like I really couldn't have a conversation about this. With anyone definitely not my field partner in only one of my close friends even knows that I have genital herpes. And so might Email came out of frustration indefinitely desire to just feel a little bit more camaraderie than I do. Currently I feel pretty isolated Carolina Patty, I have something in common because long before she ended up in the middle of that Utah desert like me, she was a home schooler who kinda had to figure out sex Ed on her own. Yes, she took a sex Ed class for school online. It wasn't exactly comprehensive. Patty, didn't let that stop her from learning more, though, she turned to any resources, she could find so definitely cosmopolitan to understand more about just sex in general about how people approach it, etc. And then more academic sources..
Symptoms of Vaccine Side Effects in Dogs
"Is no. Extremely great vaccine. It works very very well. And we've been able to document the literature that this immunity waikele lasts for a long period of time. Whereas for Kalisa virus and herpes virus, the immunity just doesn't last as long, and it's a combination of things that's different target that we're going after a different type of virus. It's more challenging to get that immunity to stay up there. So sometimes when we're seeing in having a conversation with our veternarian, there may be different recommendations for different types of vaccines. So in other words, the veterinary may recommend getting one type of Accion every several years and other type of axion more frequently depending on that cats risk. So another example of how it's important to have a communication with your veterinarian because vaccination is not a one size fits all opportunity. I don't think. Absolutely. And and I would also say if you have concerns you have reservations, I needs to be an open dialogue. So you really need to talk to your vet. And certainly let them appreciate what your worries might be. They may not be founded or they may be founded. And so the only way to really explore that and come up with a solution that you're going to feel comfortable with and that you're gonna feel is gonna give your animal. The best protection that you feel appropriate is to really have a very very open discussion about these risks benefits. Do you have any statistics at hand or in your mind about how frequently these diseases that we vaccinate four appear in our our populations have cats. Well, there are some good data that are actually beginning to come out. And so it's really challenging to oftentimes figure out how frequently they occur because for instance, they're not generally reportable. Right. So we don't know as veterinaries how often they occur unless there are specific studies that look into them. And so it depends a lot on the cat population. So so for some of these types of diseases, it's not unusual for five percent or even higher of cats that are out in an area can. Actually, be infected with these with these types of irises. And so there's a group that is called taxi, and it see a PC, and you can go to that website. And they actually are starting to track feline leukemia and FIV virus status based on certain types of tests. And so that can be a way for those types of diseases to get a better feel for kind of what's happening. But I think the biggest important message here is although some of these viruses may not be incredibly common in our pet population. We certainly when we see them we definitely see them on these unvaccinated animals and the results of these diseases are far more devastating than any possible negative component of the vaccination in my opinion. And I think that you would agree with me. Absolutely. I remember when I was working in clinical medicine saw kitten that had been born Ren shortly after birth had been exposed to pan leucopenia. And so it causes an error, basically it attacks the Serb in the brain. And so this cat could not walk. Properly. It would fall over these are horrible horrible circumstances and situations that happen, and I'm sure every veterinarian has got their stories of what they've seen. So you know, it's really about. How can we do the best for the best number of animals? That's kind of heartbreaking if you think about a twenty five dollar vaccine could have completely changed the outcome for that cat. And I think that happens every day. So I am very very happy that you're with me today to talk about these things because I feel like people trust remorse and internet headlines in making decisions and really the best answer is communication with their veterinarian. Wouldn't you agree? Absolutely. I mean, I think, you know, Dr Google has a place, but we have to be a little bit cautious. Anybody can put information on the internet, and so going to reputable websites if you have questions bringing them up with your veterinarian, I think these are all really important ways of making sure that information, you get is valid and defendable. I have a t shirt that. It says I'm smarter than Dr Google. I love it. It's my favorite t shirt, but it's it's a little bit tongue in cheek. But use the information that you find on the internet to start a conversation and ask do not hesitate to reach out to your veterinarian or retail to
Men's and Women's Immune Systems Respond Differently to PTSD
"To alcohol right alcohol as many of you know, acts as a. An immune immunosuppressant, but it suppresses everyone's immune system men and women. But the thing is it affects women more alcohol consumption women will initially cause a spike in estrogen production, and then a major drop-off in estrogen production, and these fluctuations affect the production of cytokines, and those are immune cells, and in men, it causes a decrease in test austerer on so so if they're so if testosterone then is an immunosuppressant, and that level is going down, well, but alcohols immunosuppressant also so so it's just it's all like all the holes are getting plugged. So the moral of that story is drinking is not good for you. All right. Well, now, the the study about alcohol and the immune system did point out that you know, people who drink like one glass of red wine. We've heard people say this that like if you have one. Glass of red wine a day. It's not gonna kill you. And that wine hat red wine has antioxidant. Yes, there we go. But it's when you're drinking the whole bottle that it's like, oh, well now, you're going to get sick. Maybe maybe we get so sick in the wintertime, the not so much because of the the cold weather, but because of all the holiday party that are happening. We're drinking more very way. Maybe we need to kiss people more, which leads me to my next point. So perhaps mistletoe is the vaccine of the holiday season because I do have a segue here. People two thousand nine study found that kissing might be an important part of building our immune systems. Now before we go any further if you have a cold right now does not mean you need to start making out with somebody. How you should have taken care of this before you got the cold right because because you can't pass along many germs including Orel herpes right through through open mail. Kissing. So be selective your time of kissing, but we got to explain the relationship between immunity, you mean, they can't just leave it at that. Okay. Grab the nearest person. Well, the study showed that the longer you kiss a person your partner, whoever and six months is the ideal. This is where woman Kissling time, right? He's really focused on women kissing women kissing whoever. That the more likely she is to be immune to the cytomegalovirus, which almost sounds like a dinosaur because I don't make I don't know like an evil. It has spikes that virus like Iran's former right? But it makes her more likely to be immune to these cytomegalovirus if she gets pregnant and that virus that particular virus is pretty harmless. If you just happen to get it now. But can actually really do a lot of damage to a fetus. So I imagine anything called a mega lo virus leak. Terrible habits. I two virus? But yeah. And and this is not scientists don't think that this is why kissing originated, and it had more to this is so gross. It had more to do with. They think that we regurgitated food for our kids like birds. We'll so gross about that. Caroline. Oh, I'm sorry. Oh, that's right. That's how you eat your lunch. I forgot. Food. Food. But anyway, when that happened it also passed along germs spit and whatever else, and so that's how the the the offspring would be more immune to you know, sickness and whatnot. But this study also or the article talking about this study, also urged readers to not kiss your pets. Oh god. This is gross. Well, I don't understand why people let pets lick them on the face. Anyway. We'll see I I was thinking anything that licks its. But what if I kissed my cat said? Well, that's fine. Oh, you're playing your cat's tongue can't reach it kissing. I just read it as like, you know, given your Bill. No, no, they name any like do not let and I know I have seen people do this. And I think it's disgusting. Yeah. Just send me angry male go ahead. But if you let your pet lick you on the mouth, I mean think just think about where your pets tongue has been. It's possible that you could get several groves sicknesses and worms on whatever. If you let your pet French kiss you. I wish people could see the look on your face right now because it is sheer horror hained. So yes. So don't don't kiss your dog. But you can you can kiss people right kiss people.
Wild monkeys infected with herpes virus increasing in population in Florida
"And this puts humans at risk for exposure to the potentially fatal pathogens, basically people. Florida has monkeys not supposed to have monkeys. Now, I know there's quite a few monkeys down in Florida because of the old Tarzan movies believe it or not. And I mean, I'm talking way back the my older listeners will remember him. I washed them reruns. But they filmed them in Florida. And quite a few of the simians escaped. Or? We're just let free movies over. What do we do with the simians? Chuck him. These monkeys in particular, the silver springs state park monkeys got there in the nineteen thirties when the captain of black glass bottom boat
"herpes" Discussed on Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
"Either way in nineteen Eighty-three. There was a made for TV movie called intimate agony about herpes intimate agony. Their articles published in Reader's Digest, not just time and US news, and they called again, they talked about this awful herpes wave that was sweeping the country. And it was the repercussions of our of our promiscuity, we were reaping the benefits of our sexual harvest with her face and the result of all this, which by the way, there's a name for this disease mongering. Oh, that's what this is called. And it is largely believed that the reason we have a stigma against herpes today is because of the disease mongering that you can somewhat lay at the foot of the pharmaceutical companies they had to find a market for their drug. But also, I mean. Prominent figures in the country large. Yeah. To make this stigma attached the diagnosis, and then as a result patients began to seek treatment, you know, though, as I mentioned, I've been very careful to to differentiate while the physical effects of herpes for most patients are fairly benign like a lot of people are carriers and don't even know the habit. So their physical factors zero the psychological effects of getting this diagnosis now can be a lot more devastating. There was a study in the New England Journal that said, the psychological effects are far more severe than the physical consequences for many patients and shock anger guilt. Low self esteem peer transmitting affects the infection impaired sexual function can follow the you can lead to social withdrawn isolation, and especially in young people because they're giving this diagnosis, and then told that it is incurable. So you have this the rest of your life, and you have to tell every sexual partner, and they're not gonna like you. You because you have herpes now. Which I should be clear. You should always disclose your sexual history to a potential partner before engage in sexual intercourse or any other sexual behavior. But not so that they'll know what a dirty person, you are right. So that you can both enter into an honest open sexual relationship by two thousand seven herpes was ranked the second most stigmatized STI after HIV. It isn't part, by the way. This is a common question. Why isn't it part of a standard screen for sexually transmitted infections? Because a lot of people believe advocates believe that. If we started screening everybody for herpes when we screen them for things like gonorrhea, chlamydia syphilis or HIV or app Titus that we could reduce the stigma because then we would see that. It's estimated maybe as many as ninety percent of adults have HIV. And if you don't have it, right? So if you if we knew that everybody had it, then there wouldn't be a stigma. And so problem solved. It the problem is they're several one is very practical. It's expensive. It's an expensive test Ron and so to make it part of a routine screened for sexually transmitted infections would make those screens incredibly expensive. And the nice thing is there are a lot of places you can go and get those screens for free. And I don't, you know, I think most of us would agree. We don't want that to stop. We we want you to be able to. Get screened for free. So that's one problem is the test is so expensive. Another problem is that. Herpes as I mentioned from a lot of. You know from a lot of doctors perspective is not is not the biggest deal in the world. And so it's hard to justify adding this incredibly expensive screen, and then giving people this information that might be incredibly psychologically upsetting to them. If if there I mean, I might never have another sore. You might tell somebody you have the herpes virus, and they never the rest of their life had any physical manifestation about it..
"herpes" Discussed on Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
"So they started organizing special teaching for doctors. I don't know if there was food. I don't know if there were. Golfing outings. I don't know if there were free box seats to sporting events, but my experience in the medical community leads me to believe there. Probably was there were at the very least, nice, cups and pens. Right. So he started organizing on these teaching session for doctors. They organize support groups. This was a I mean, why would there have been a sport Gershon Hirfi? Yes. Groups for people with her fees. So that they could get her and they started using where it's like sufferers and victims around this same time. And this wasn't the doing of the pharmaceutical company. This was just the atmosphere in the US in general conservatives began to use HSS V as an example of the negative consequences of the sexual revolution. So listen, I know I know you hippies think you're having such a good time with your free love and your sex. But guess what? Now, y'all got herpes. So in July of nineteen eighty time magazine published a cover article, titled herpes, the new sexual leprosy. And they talked about things like there was one case where a man contacted herpes after he quote succumbed to the temptation of a local lady while he was abroad in Asia. They ran another cover story in nineteen eighty two calling herpes the new scarlet letter. And they talked about Herbie's as altering sexual rights in America and and changing courtship patterns, and and it is a numbing blow to the one night stand. This is the way talked about completely. Yeah. I mean, this is I would say, I am not a journalist. I would say this is bias journalism. Yeah. I mean it obviously is. Well, it's up by journal. I think that there's a there's a real vulnerability I used to cover health from time-to-time because we didn't like a health reporter, whether these our tat, and there's real vulnerability in the press when you have a press this so important to support your your local press. When you don't have people who are well educated about this sort of thing, then people will buy whatever line you feed them. If you're a doctor, and you come to reporter and say, hey, this is a health thing that I know about you don't pretty, you know, obviously, you should be vetting that stuff, but you know, it's easy to get roped in by by something like that. I see that stuff. All the time. I see I see their reports where doctors are being quoted, and I know because I I believe in science and evidence based medicine that what they're saying is totally off the charts from what the majority of medical professionals believe Dr. So they're getting quoted, but this this article painted herpes as the scourge, basically people that that you didn't wanna be people who cheated on their partners people who were swingers. That it was something that you could use to scare your husband's into faithfulness. So women lecture your husband's about herpes bring home or because they don't bring home herpes to you and the like a scare tactic. And ladies if you get herpes your husband's will leave you your first your first outbreak. Your husbands are gonna leave you. So don't have sex. So they basically were using this as a way to say, listen, all that all that sex was fun and stuff, but we're done. It's the eighties. No more sex. Listen. There are other very good reasons why we should be telling you this. And we're gonna find out about them here in like a few years. This is correct information. We're giving you not for the reasons we're telling you, listen, I don't think. No, more sexist, correct information. I think used proper protection is correct information. Okay, fair. Yes. Fine. I didn't I didn't know you were an abstinence only only. I'm just saying that like there are repercussions of like unprotected sex that were not being dealt with at this time period. Okay. Herbie's is not the right reason to deal with it. But I'm not saying it was like the worst advice. I think I think that well, I think we're the problem is that it's wrapped into this was not doctors and medical professionals advocating for safe sex. So that you could reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections and prevent unwanted pregnancy. And all that it was people who believed sex was bad morally by lecturing America on their bad sex that they're having that I think that's my problem. It's not a moral thing. The medical thing..
"herpes" Discussed on Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
"Nhs. So said to hear you tell it everybody was crazy about herpes. They love the stuff. And then around the seventies started to take time. I didn't everybody was crazy about it. It just wasn't. It was kind of one of those things like a lot of people got cold sores and people a lot of people are probably getting swords on their genitals. And they just weren't. I mean, whatever we weren't talking about making a federal case at it. Right. People weren't seeking a lot of treatment for it is the truth. In the seventies. Though. A few different things happen that changed that. I the first big deal drug to treat herpes was released. The first one that didn't have a lot of horrible side effects and was targeted at herpes at HSA. It was released by Burroughs Wellcome company, which I think is now GlaxoSmithKline a believe Zoe over access or a cycle veer as you probably have heard it now racks, I'm here to carry your heart breaks that's earth pace. I don't think they don't think the commercials like that. But I wish it was. It was a it would have been good Marshall. But it was originally the idea because we had antibiotics right? Like, this is like by this time in history, we already have penicillin and all of the antibody that came there after well, quite a few of them by this point. And we knew we could treat and cure bacterial infections, the next big landmark. Mark was can we treat and cure viral infections the way, we do 'Bacterial viruses are harder, which is why as you know? We don't have a lot of antivirals. Right. I mean think about it when you come in. And we say you got a virus? We don't give you anything for it. Because we don't have anything that'll help with that. And most of the time they're self limited. And it's not a big deal. Anyway. Well, there are as I mentioned life threatening manifestations of the herpes virus in certain patients under certain conditions. And so we did need drugs to treat that. But the idea as they introduced a psych Lear among their marketing team was that that's not enough because those life threatening infections are not very common. And while that certainly is a good use for our drug. We want to sell it to more people. We've put in all this time and effort and research and development to make this drug and we wanna make a ton of money off of it. But most people just don't care enough about herpes to bother to treat it and certainly not to pay for a brand new antiviral medication. Right. And this is supported by the fact that as late as nineteen seventy five. There was a study done psychological morbidity a clinic for sexually transmitted disease. So this is I mentioned earlier that from a purely physical like cellular destruction standpoint, most herpes not that big a deal, but from a psychological standpoint now, we would say, it's a it's a huge deal for a lot of patients. Well, as of nineteen seventy five when they did a study on the more the specific psychological effects of getting an STI they don't even mention herpes. So it's like nobody nobody cared. They didn't it wasn't even included in the study because the idea that people. Would be suffering a psychological man, some some sort of illness from a herpes infection was just unheard of. Nobody would care. Why would we? So they needed a strategy strategy. How do we get people to care about herpes? They launched a disease awareness campaign. Your oh, no this coming. They were emphasizing the importance of treating genital herpes specifically. So they they didn't focus on cold sores because I mean for one you can see that people have them. So it was hard to stigmatize cold sores. Right. Even if a lot of people have genital herpes, you're not seeing that on the street on to make that a secret. Shame. Yes..
"herpes" Discussed on Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
"Because they're breath sweetmeats tainted are. Nice said, you did a really good job of respecting the IM's and the contaminant and that thank you. Thank you. Great job. Anyway, I I put that in there purely because everybody who likes to talk about the history of her be seems like dimension that Shakespeare wrote about it. So I don't know if that makes it cooler, trendier, listen, I am on trend. Shakespeare wrote about this. We figured out in the late eighteen hundreds in the early nineteen hundreds that Herbie source distinct from all these other creeping infections and that they were caused by a virus. And that it was infectious in eventually that there were two separate types. And I don't want to get into that too much because here's the truth. It wasn't that big a deal for a long time. We just we listen there. We are dying for so. It wasn't that big a deal. And so certainly like one of the herbal cures. I saw like Tanzi was a common thing to put on it. But no, I mean, a lot of people aren't going for the hot irons because. Who cares? Everybody has them. They're super common. It goes away. We can live with it. That was really the idea in the realm. I was trying to find weird herpes cares. And there really aren't a lot that are easy to research because they were so often overlapped with other skin infections, the most common on I found with trivia, Dr Oz. So I found the clip from Dr Oz. A weird come back to the show draws what a treat. Always a pleasure. Thank you for joining us. I wouldn't have believed this if I hadn't seen the clip myself. He was talking with two other who's talking with two guests on the show too. Women who have herpes and he had them both put on headbands that had like different triggers of herpes. So getting back to the one said stress once said illness, and they formed a herpes train. And they made it like a Choo train around the stage. Folks, he's got an hour every day you deal with that pressure. And let me know how you handle it. Anyway, some stuff that he recommends which is probably in line with a lot of the stuff throughout history that it's been recommended is like CPA teabag in hot water, St. Petit bag not seep steep at he hanging out water, and then put it on there. And it'll dry it out people. Always love to dry things out found that that's always an alternative medicine. It'll dry it out. Okay. Thanks that doesn't whatever they say that the tannin's will will do that lemon balm. Eat foods rich in lysine. Low and arginine yogurt. Okay. I looked Gertz pretty good advice for pretty much. I mean eat yogurt like eat yogurt. That's great. But I looked into some of these things by the way, and as far as I can tell there was a study done once that suggested that a whole lot of lysine in your body can help like suppress the virus somewhat. So rich in lysine largely like meat and things like seeds or not. And there was there was some evidence that if you could keep your lysine level in your body at a certain level that perhaps in some people it might suppress the virus. Once you've already gotten it somewhat. But the evidence wasn't strong. And another study said it really doesn't work unless you also limit your, gene. And then it said, well never mind, it doesn't work at all. So I don't know Dr Oz made a train to describe it. Thanks that. If you begin if you feel inclined for centuries, though, herpes was something we didn't really get to troubled over even as we started to really. Care about sexually transmitted infections, which you can really trace back to like the world wars World War One a lot of soldiers went away. And then came back with what we're called at the time social diseases. Polite social diseases, and that became that kind of led to this public panic like this idea that that was going to happen anytime you had sex and at the time, let's be honest, not with your monogamous, married partner was kind of the implication. And so there were all these sexually transmitted infection awareness campaigns. But even then they weren't talking about herpes the down. There was not that big a deal. It was really just syphilis gonorrhea. Those were the things Schenck Royd. Those were the things people were really concerned about it didn't become a problem until the seventies..
Deadly escaped rhesus macaque monkeys invade Florida
"At eleven percent per year. And again, I want to get back to this deadly Furby simplex virus, it this is what I was like. Well, I mean, are you saying that I mean, I don't believe you're not. It's not that anybody's doing anything. It is Florence possible. The one ugly woman, but I somebody did die from it. No. I'll say this. If you're in Florida, I don't think you I think there's way more stuff to be worried about if you're in Florida than these deadly monkeys. I think they're like number eight. I don't know. I think you might be better off if you worry about the deadly monkey your day will be more enjoyable. The monkeys our number eight where where's the Broward County election board? Gotcha. That at like number seven. I think the actual systemic Florida problems Fara Getty flash panel elections that are going right? Okay. This. If you catch this this herpes simplex be from the rhesus monkeys. It'll it'll it'll give you it does spinal inflammation. And it'll either kill you or give you brain damage, and it's very difficult to get. But if you get a monkey monkey body fluid in your eye or something like that like one of them throw something at you or your performing open heart surgery. All right out of a van. I heard you say this last night that you know, if you get because one person who died from it. She got. Yeah. She got she got monkey body fluids say what? But you know, I I don't know. I mean, monkeys you know, they could have thrown something we don't number of situation, but it did killers. It is it is a concern. They're they're coming up with all these solutions of like, well, we can like we can we could we can castrate every fourth monkey like that's a solution is to try and like we don't want to ruin the population. And right. The thing that I I started thinking about was Florida has twenty nine electoral votes. It has deadly escaped swimming system case. Twenty nine electoral votes. Right. George f will zero electoral votes, George f will he lives in a library. He basically lives in a library with a mattress in the middle. He's a smart educated guy, no electoral votes, only guilty if like
Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About California Wildfires
"Powerful Jimmy Kimmel last night was talking about the wildfire is out in LA and was talking about the bachelor men mansion being affected by the wildfire burned Down down. a number of famous movie and TV sets including the set of Westworld. And the bachelor mansion was partially destroyed the guest house burned down, but the main house is okay. You know, usually when something spreads like wildfire at the bachelor mansion, it's herpes. So this.
"herpes" Discussed on Man Points! Podcast
"I got that. We've we have had this discussion that genital herpes. But it is not it is a herpes virus. So you do have heard in Sunday friend. Sorry about that, bro. Leland's terrible. Doctor actually Leland to your friends have Murphy's. And neither one knows it. What? Bob doesn't know either educate him as well. But you got hurt these. We know that. But dude, I'm saying simplex to like, really bad. It's it's a cool, sir. You're okay. Herpes simplex ten. Falling off the mand definition. Yes. He has herpes. Necessarily mean, Amy guy got it. But if you have to tell him it what it is. Yeah, you're responsible. Now, you took this on. Thoughts on me on me. Like, look, man. You may not have my balance refined Leland gets shot like some crazed guy with the clerks Orne. Put a put a recorder in your pocket as you walk into say. Hey, man, I just googled tours. I can't believe this done. It. I just I just didn't know I've seconds say he did that. But like I said that's not what people worry about they worry about like, the simplex or simply be or our women. It sounds like he was worried about it. Because he was like he had this horrible thing on his fucking lip. I don't want to catch that guy or. That's what I was telling him. I was like dude there is nothing like it was. You did not tell Herbie's because it sounds like this guy would have had utter meltdown. All CNN Leland over here twist in the facts. He's been doing nothing, but googling herpes for the last four days. He's like. He's like MTV news that I got a fifty fifty shot. Yeah. Do literally or her west. And I both just literally googled is a cold sore herpes and the first thing that pops out. Yup. I know that I know that but when. Trying to us trying to keep them from starting pistol. But you could give him over. Yeah. It is a fan. This guy would not. We don't want him to do that. I don't know who's got a phone ringing. But it's not me. Oh now to me. Clearly. I was trying to be polite. All right. Not all of us have to throw your friend under the bus. He'll do that to my friends. I do not though my friends over the bus. I don't know. It's clearly not be. Throw him when he drives the bus right over. Yeah. I'm going see. No doubt about that. Third of you guys. Push him. I just hit the gas. It's just that Mitch. I don't know. Clearly. Well, it's clearly not used ending in a Haji parking lot person. I heard the same room. I kind of knew who it was. Okay. Right now. He's injured..
"herpes" Discussed on The Sex Wrap
"I mean, the communists of it over three point, seven billion people have each v one have oral her over three point, seven billion that so many people that it's actually more common in the United States for someone to have her Herbie's than for someone to not have herpes how in the world we end up in this crazy place where we're stigmatizing. This thing that the majority of people have. We're not saying you should run out and find someone with oral herpes, gentle herpes, and like try to catch it from them. Right. Like we're, we're certainly not saying they try, but if it happens to you at some point in your life that you develop oral genital herpes you're fine. And I wanted to add back, Tim s idea of being clean Darty because you said a couple of times and and other people would say, some people, it's a, they looked clean or they didn't look dirty like those are common things that people say. And those terms mean nothing really. Right. And we shouldn't use terms like that because we are actually further stigmatizing when we say things like that, and we know that that's not true. We know that having any type of infection doesn't mean you're cleaning or early and like you can think about any virus that you have leg. A whole virus does not mean that you have something wrong in your life, and it doesn't mean that you're in any anyway, and, and and it's so common and we really want to get away from using any languaging that is further stigmatizing. We want you to feel loved. We want you to enjoy your body, enjoy your life. And if you're choosing to have sex enjoying the sex that you have in stigma gets in the way of it. We've talked about it a whole bunch of our episodes that there's all of these big issues around stigma of gender stigma of sex stigma of. I mean, just look episodes. It's all over the place. So today feel less stigma. I wish you could just be like, let's have had a magic wand, like wave it like a sex joke about to start, say, like if we had kind of that we had over till a bounce, the state math people. People. Right? Do you that I'm gonna bring one of those few to wear to the sex? Bo. So come see spray condom to push away the stigma. It's gonna wear all around Brooklyn. She's gonna fit in just fine. Coming up right after that. So luckily. Probably happen. Are we period. What's our period today? To. I don't know if I can handle two, but. Okay. Okay. Come on. Okay. Give it to me again. Why shouldn't you eat your girlfriend's peas? I know this one, but I don't gonna break your punchline..
"herpes" Discussed on The Sex Wrap
"It's just not that serious. People come to us crying all the time about it, and that's because society has told them their whole lives that you're worthless and your dirty and you're filthy, and you're never gonna have sex. Again, if you have this little red bump on your body that doesn't have any negative health effects drives you crazy. It's just like, if someone if you get a big pimple all of a sudden you can never have sex again, the same kind of argument. It's not really. It's not a big deal of the pain, and that's really yet so, but what there are some things that you can do to prevent outbreaks have been exposed. And this is true for both oral herpes and for genital herpes it doesn't matter where they're coming out. There's a whole bunch of things that you can do to help reduce this whole number of outbreaks. So herpes upper are more likely to happen whenever you're stressed out or there's a lot of stress in your life. So learning stress management techniques is a really useful way to start bringing them down things you we talk about, oh, you're saying. Oh, that. I was gonna say that stress though we can talk about stress a lot of different ways. There's motionless dress, but there's also physical stress on your body. So when you are sick or if there's anything kind of IMO physically demanding that you've been going through these type things actually reduce your immune system's ability to respond as efficiently and can lead to outwit since while. Mental stress, emotional stress, physical stress, not eating enough, not sleeping enough, not drinking enough water drinking too much alcohol abusing drugs smoking cigarettes. All of those kind of things can make it more likely that you have an outbreak of anything that really irritates your skin in those areas that causes, you know, other your body to have to heal or have inflammation can make it more likely for you to have outbreak as well, sun exposure without sunscreen. So if you are naked sunbathing or if your face goes out of the having sunscreen, you should wear sunscreen every two anyway, maybe not a your genitals, but on your face. I mean, those are the sort of things that are most likely lead to oral herpes or any of the herpes outbreaks. And they recur, right? So that's the other issue with her piece is that if you have one outbreak, you might have another outbreak, but it seems like the vast majority of people who have oral herpes or genital herpes over their lifetime. They might get one outbreak right at the beginning and you typically wherever you were infected. If you're like, if your mouth, the left side of your mouth rubbed up against somebody who had some herpes. That's where you're gonna have your infection for the rest of your mouth. The rest of your mouth, the rest of your life. They're going to be happening the same spot. But what we see happens for most people is over their life, they end up getting fewer and fewer outbreaks, fewer fewer occurrences. And it gets less intense unless aveer each time because your body gets better at fighting it off. And there's also a lot of medications that people can use to viral pastors and that you can take regularly. So if you are having a lot of outbreaks, you can get a prescription for viral passer, and there's also over the top. All treatments that you could use its well if you haven't upright Breda, do you want to sponsor us. But it has an antiviral agent. You just put it on at the beginning now springs at something at the beginning of our episode that's important, both for preventing transmission and for preventing or reducing severity and time of like how long you're going to have an outbreak. So if you have been exposed to herpes before you have the the visual outbreak, there's like a tingling, burning itching sensation that happens and it's going to happen in the area every time. And when you feel it immediately run out and get some Abrika or get some of the the antiviral pills that you can take an instead of it being a fever, blisters or cold sore in your mouth for weeks, it'll be out for just a few days and then it will go away..
"herpes" Discussed on The Sex Wrap
"It's not so important which type of Herbie's as and the transmission is. So how is herpes transmitted chanted through contact, right? So that means that if an infected area as coming in contact with your body, so we're thinking about places that. We're most six susceptible to risk, and that wouldn't be in any of our mucous membranes. So that a tip of the penis, the vol that the anus and the mouth, all of these areas are mucous membranes. So they are susceptible. And so when these areas are coming in contact with an infected area in, it's just rubbing even just kind of rubbing against each other that it's how herpes can be transmitted. It's also important to say that herpes can be transmitted even when or no sores when everything looks perfectly healthy and normal like herpes can be transmitted. It's called shedding, but right. So right. And the people are actually the most contagious right before they have a herpes out bright. So herpes is an infection that is going to come and go, and you'll have outbreaks of it here. And there. And when you have an outbreak, you're contagious that you're most contagious right before the outbreak. And so you can't rely on just looking at somebody to know whether they have Herbie's or not. It's one of those big things with all of the STD's where someone's that they look clean, everything looked fine. We can't see viruses and bacteria with our is most of the time. So looking is not good enough. In condoms help. Somewhat and female condoms helped more. Right. So we haven't talked about female condoms much on the show. We're gonna have a whole episode dedicated at some point, so condoms help. But because a lot of the infections from each SV herpes is go from skin-to-skin. It's not always perfect, and we see things like people who shave off all of their pubic hair. People have really rough sex. Anything that causes like abrasion if your skin is a little rougher raw because you've been making out with someone with your face for hours, makes it more likely because then there's little cracks in your skin, and it makes it more likely that the aegis v. herpes virus is going to get in. And you know, if we look globally for her, he's one like everywhere in the world at something like ninety percent of people have been exposed to each v one this every country, like looking at the whole world, no matter where we go. It's almost ubiquitous. It's one of my favorite words. It's like it's everywhere almost. Everybody has been exposed to it at some point in their life, right? If I go ahead. So yeah, so we'll talk more about kind of how to prevent it. Also, they were talking about transmission and talking about just why conduct health, why they're not fully protective. I just want to expand our little more. So it's really the year. So if you are using a condom, it's protecting if you're using a male kind of bits protecting most of the shafted peanuts. But there are still areas that are not covered by the condom, right in the'male kind of the reason that that's a little more protective, it's because it's also protecting some of the outside area wherever that's being used, either around the or around the vulva area. So it gives us lightly or protection. And so when thinking about things that are spread through this campus contact the more area of skin that's covered than the more protection that you're going to have? Exactly. So you're. Covering yourself, your little bit more protected. I also think it's really important for us. So we've talked about HSP or HP HP highly linked to lots of kinds of cancer. We've talked about HIV which is linked to. Term issues with immune system and can potentially lead to death though it's pretty easily. It's easier to tweet today than it was, you know, ten or twenty years ago, but herpes isn't a totally different class, right? I think it's really important for us to say, overall, ninety percent of people are exposed to hurt his over the life in the United States. It's one out of every five or six people actually have genital herpes. It's about two thirds of people in the United States have oral herpes and the big health concern from all of this is what stigma stigma. So we get to happen to you..
"herpes" Discussed on The Sex Wrap
"And we are so excited to keep answering all of your questions about love sex, relationships, dating anything related to any of those topics. And of course, sexually transmitted infections. Sixty transmitted infections. We do get a lot of questions about them, and we talked about HP a couple of times. We had an episode that I wasn't on. We had a guest speaker to talk to you about HIV and today we're gonna be talking about herpes shoes, but before we get there, can I tell you a story something that's going on? It's pretty funny. It's not really all that herpes related accept it kind of is okay. So I have a nephew that is in military basic training, and I love to write letters, and I love to send mail and I'm like, you know what? I'm going to send them a whole bunch of letters. And then as I'm writing these letters, I realize I'm thoroughly inappropriate person that the things that I talk about the rest of the world's stigmatize like I have no problem talking about sex drugs or alcohol, religion or politics. I love to talk about all of those things. So I write these letters and then redact all of those portions because I realized that somebody might read them and I don't want him to be embarrassed by my lack of embarrassment. I'm not really embarrassed by anything, but so in these letters, I actually include little parts like, and if you're reading this letter and you are not my nephew, I hope you enjoy. And then I write a little story for them inside. I write a letter with a story inside of the letter for the person who might be reading it, but I have to make sure I right. Them in a way, right. Don't embarrass the person, my nephew 'cause I don't want him ever to be embarrassed by it. He's he's used to face to face. He's used to my kind of absurd ridiculousness, but I don't know if they're drill sergeant would take kindly to it. So it's been really funny and they've written back multiple times saying that they really appreciate it really funny. And other people think that it's pretty funny to it. Some of them are excited to me. I'm excited to meet them too. But that embarrassment thing is what really like when we started talking about like the herpes. Sorta talking about the herpes we start talking about herpes embarrassment is really what comes to mind. So spring, what is our actual question for the day? I mean, I think we just wanna talk about Herbie's like, let's talk about her fees. Let's don't. We do get questions about as TD's all of the time. I'm sure in our personal as many students, many people have come to talk to me about like, oh, no, I think I have this. I've been diagnosed with Herbie's they, what do I do? And this is going to be the. Idea are afraid of getting do. Does everyone really have tests so many variations of this question? And I think before we can really get into it, we sort of have to talk about herpes as in two different strains. Those each view one, which is her peace and plus simplex virus one on this each SP two which is herpes simplex virus to overall the symptoms of them are pretty much the same. But each ST one is usually mouth herpes and HSE two is usually gentle. Herpes can get one infection and the other place that's it's like ninety percent of genital herpes are two and ninety percent of oral herpes or one, which means that ten percent of each of the other ten percent of oral herpes are just you too, but you can't really tell the difference if oral herpes or genital herpes in on your mouth or on your genitals at all feels pretty much the same? Yes..