The Benefits of Our 100 Million-Year Relationship With Herpesviruses

Apr 24, 2008 | Posted by: Cash | Full story: www.scientificblogging.com

We go back a long way with herpesviruses. Our evolutionary line has been living with these genomic parasites for more than 100 million years.

But do we get anything out of this relationship?
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amber amber b-bamber

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#21
Apr 25, 2008
 
[doesn't anyone just masturbate anymore? why is it people insist on having a partner? it's 100% save from STDs & then you can have a romantic relationship based on something other than compatibility in the bedroom, which is only good for so many years by the way you young'uns. marry for love, not passion in the bedroom.]

anyways, so out bodies produce that macrophage in response to the latent herpes virus, & that macrophage is actually helpful in warding off some serious diseases, so herpes is really helpies - cool! who knew herpes could be so helpful!
pat

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#22
Apr 25, 2008
 
all bs
Moonbeam

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Apr 25, 2008
 
Hanazdad wrote:
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Is that Herpes B virus passed sexually like most Herpes viruses? What sicko would have sex or exchange spit with a monkey? I know there are those who long for the good old days of multiple partners and unprotected sex. But have some restraint. I guess some folks are just too perverted then I can imagine. I guess ol Rhesus was just on a long list of unprotected multiple "scores".
It can be put in food, water, aerosol. The best
way to spread it is by mosquito bite. Monkeys
only produce it in very small quantities, but
about 40 monkey handlers have died of Herpes B.
The trick is producing it and finding people
who can deploy it.
Got Real

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Apr 25, 2008
 
As often as I have had blood tests the lab has never said anything about any type of herpes to me. So why the periodic cold sores? Or is the lab not thorough? The doctor is not forthcoming with information? Because of my parents swinging lifestyle I would not doubt I contracted some type of virus. Thanks Mom and Dad I might be one of those out of 1000 that survive whatever is made to reduce the population because welfare mothers are not sterilized. Gotta keep the population in check somehow.
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Disgusted wrote:
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I completely concur on the spelling thing. However, I think we can both agree that the original commenter was not referring to an indefinite term of abstinence... just prior to marriage (if I had to guess). Perhaps the original commenter should've been more precise, but - logically speaking - that's no reason to completely discount his/her comment. Lastly, just because one waits to have sex after marriage is not a guarantee that either partner will not acquire an STD from their partner who may not have had the same values prior to marriage (or after).(Which, this last statement shouldn't be construed to mean that I think everyone should have sex prior to marriage because you're probably just going to get an STD anyway.)
All good points, although I think you went on a little too long on the disclaimers.
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Spoil Sport wrote:
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All good points, although I think you went on a little too long on the disclaimers.
hey here's a thought spell check. Your sence of humar is at 3 grade level just like my spell'in be. "Hey" here a thought. If spellings the mesure of intellegens them explain me. An try it with out my lack of ability to spell. you do not understand the prosses of thought just the prosses of memerising a sting of words like a trained dog. Sit simlpe one sit. and watch your spelling for god sake if you make a mistake they'll find out how simple you be and then the shows over.
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Apr 26, 2008
 
kelmark wrote:
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hey here's a thought spell check. Your sence of humar is at 3 grade level just like my spell'in be. "Hey" here a thought. If spellings the mesure of intellegens them explain me. An try it with out my lack of ability to spell. you do not understand the prosses of thought just the prosses of memerising a sting of words like a trained dog. Sit simlpe one sit. and watch your spelling for god sake if you make a mistake they'll find out how simple you be and then the shows over.
garsh an u thot ah wuz trien 2 b phunney
planet steve gross

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Apr 26, 2008
 
HINT :if you see herpies at closing time , maybe you should try leaving the bar earlier
Casey

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Feb 1, 2012
 
Perhaps the original commenter should've been more precise, but - logically speaking - that's no reason to completely discount his/her comment. Lastly, just because one waits to have sex after marriage is not a guarantee that either partner will not acquire an STD from their partner who may not have had the same values prior to marriage (or after).

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