Infection with the virus herpes can cause pain, blistering and much discomfort. And there is no cure. It has recently been discovered that the wily herpes virus is capable of tricking a compromised immune system into thinking it is not a virus at all. This causes the confused immune system to produce the wrong type of killer defense cells which unfortunately have no effect on viruses.


Here is a quick explanation of the immune system’s modes of attack. For more information, see How the Immune System Works. The main defense cells of the immune system are called unformed cells or T helper 0 (Th0) cells. They are activated by the information they receive from the type of pathogen invading the body. Once this information is known they become either T helper 1 (Th1) cells able to defend the body against viruses, yeast, cancer and intracellular bacteria. Or they become T helper 2 (Th2) cells that respond to toxins, allergens, normal bacteria and parasites. The presence of the herpes virus in a body should activate the immune system to produce a Th1 response and kill the virus. However, it is now understood that the herpes virus knows how to deceive the immune system into producing Th2 cells instead and this allows the herpes virus to slip under the radar so to speak and live in the body forever.



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