About HSV

Herpes simplex virus (HSV), also known as herpes, is a common virus in the same family as chickenpox and shingles. It affects billions of people worldwide, of every ethnicity, sex, gender, age, and social status. 

To learn more about the virus and living with HSV, visit the FAQs page and watch the video below.

Understanding HSV

The importance of clinical studies

Clinical studies, also called clinical trials, are the main way that researchers and doctors learn about human health and new ways to treat disease. People of all ages and backgrounds are needed for clinical studies.

Clinical studies rely on volunteers who agree to be part of the study. The first step in considering a clinical study is to go through an Informed Consent process to learn about the study and decide if you want to join. 

Making the most of your clinical study experience

Being in a clinical study is an opportunity to better understand your own health and make an important contribution that may help improve the lives of people like you in the future.

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Learn about your health

Your study doctor and nurse have expertise in taking care of people with herpes. Ask any questions you have.

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Ask for support

Resources may be available to help you participate in the study. Ask your study doctor or study nurse about reimbursement and compensation.

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Do the best you can

Follow instructions and ask for help if you’re not sure what to do.

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Stay in touch

Your study team truly cares about you. Keep your contact information up to date so you can stay in touch throughout the study.