Increase Herpes Research Funding

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Increase Herpes Research Funding

Please increase research funding to promote a cure and better treaments for HSV 1 and 2.

Herpes is a national, and worldwide epidemic. It increases one's chances of acquiring HIV, it causes blindness, it has been linked to Alzheimer's and certainly causes depression, anxiety and untold suffering amongst the afflicted and their loved ones. Additionally, herpes makes individuals who have AIDS more infectious.

The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the United States alone suffers from genital herpes. It is estimated that there are 500,000 new cases each year in the United States alone. Various estimates indicate the direct costs of treating genital herpes alone to be over 1 billion dollars per annum. This does not take into account productivity losses and the costs to treat resulting depression, etc. Additionally, this also does not reflect the economic burden associated with HSV-1 or oral/facial herpes which affects as many as 50% of the United States population and as many as 90% of the US population 50 years of age and older.

As a signer of this petition, taxpayer and proud citizen of the United States I respectfully ask that you do everything within your powers to increase research funding for this terrible disease!

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I understand that their are more viruses and illnesses that require immediate funding. But killing one virus off at a time will help researchers find a cure.
Aids patients that get herpes out breaks are at risk of death. That should make aids and herpes top priority.
I will recruit 10,000 people this year to march with me this year through d.c to help bring awareness of how necessary this funding is. Perhaps you to will see how the world needs this cure.
This is a life-ruining disease and it must be ended! The FDA are truly a big fail they must open their eyes!
I was diagnosed with hsv2 jan. 10, 2014. The worse day of my life. I cried so much until I couldnt breath anymore. Was hoping id just drop dead right then and there. But unfortunately, i started breathing again, and im still here :( I dont who gave me herpes and I guess I never will.the person who gave it to me probably didnt even know they had it :/ please find a cure for this terrible heart wrenching virus. You dont know how it feels to have an inflammed burning*****oris. Please, im begging. Please fund for the cure for herpes. I am doing everything in my power to fund raise in my local town for a cure. Please help us. Please!!! Email me at nonaparkerATgmail.com
I was diagnosed with hsv2 jan. 10, 2014. The worse day of my life. I cried so much until I couldnt breath anymore. Was hoping id just drop dead right then and there. But unfortunately, i started breathing again, and im still here :( I dont who gave me herpes and I guess I never will.the person who gave it to me probably didnt even know they had it :/ please find a cure for this terrible heart wrenching virus. You dont know how it feels to have an inflammed burning*****oris. Please, im begging. Please fund for the cure for herpes. I am doing everything in my power to fund raise in my local town for a cure. Please help us. Please!!! Email me at nonaparkerATgmail.com
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