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Increase Herpes Research Funding

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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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Apr 29th, 2015
Someone from Fort Worth, TX signed.
Apr 22nd, 2015
Someone from Braidwood, IL signed.
Apr 18th, 2015
Someone from Bowling Green, OH signed.
Apr 17th, 2015
Someone from Martinez, CA writes:
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Increase funds for research
Apr 17th, 2015
Someone from Albany, NY signed.
Apr 15th, 2015
Someone from New York, NY signed.
Apr 15th, 2015
Someone from Deer Park, CA signed.
Apr 14th, 2015
Someone from Torrington, CT writes:
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America needs your help...
Apr 12th, 2015
Someone from North Providence, RI signed.
Apr 11th, 2015
Someone from Payson, AZ signed.
Apr 10th, 2015
Someone from Hartford, CT writes:
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I think it should be major funding for this harsh and hurtful epidemic some people are unaware some aren't but for those who didn't know and it happened I'm supporting for them..It's people put here with it spreading it not giving people who don't hAve it proper information about it doing this unwillingly with out people knowing..not right!! I've learned thanks
Apr 10th, 2015
Someone from South Ozone Park, NY writes:
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Please sign this partition there are millions suffering due to this disease please help us :(
Apr 4th, 2015
Someone from Beverly Hills, CA signed.
Apr 4th, 2015
Someone from Dayton, OH writes:
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I actually made a petition to have more funding for HSV. For the creator of this petition and everyone who has signed it, it would be wonderful for you to sign this petition. I would really like for this to get to Congress and make a difference in lives that are affected by this. Here's the link to the petition: http://wh.gov/iZNF7
Apr 3rd, 2015
Someone from Lacey, WA signed.
Mar 31st, 2015
Someone from Holly Ridge, NC signed.
Mar 21st, 2015
Someone from Agawam, MA signed.
Mar 21st, 2015
Someone from Beverly Hills, CA writes:
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Hi everyone. Don't fall for the "herbalist miracle" there is no herpes cure yet. Go to twitter and follow @HerpesR to contribute to actual advancements in fighting herpes - http://gofundme.com/o7sybk
Mar 20th, 2015
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Mar 17th, 2015
Someone from Redwood City, CA writes:
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My girlfriend deals with HSV-1daily, after having contracted it from a partner who was asymptomatic for the disease. We cannot be as intimate because of this condition and shadows are relationship constantly. Research for a cure is the best hope in helping her, and countless other victims of HSV-1, to living a comfortable and healthy life again. This would mean more than the world to us and couples everywhere.
Mar 17th, 2015
Someone from Hayward, CA writes:
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I really hope one day i can be even closer with my significant other and hopefully conceive children the good old fashioned way instead of being artificially inseminated. If that's what i have to do it but just know as a fertile woman who loves her man deeply, this breaks my heart
Mar 16th, 2015
Someone from Scituate, MA signed.
Mar 16th, 2015
Someone from Scituate, MA signed.
Mar 15th, 2015
Someone from Midway, GA signed.
Mar 11th, 2015
Someone from Newport News, VA signed.
Mar 10th, 2015
Someone from Ann Arbor, MI signed.
Mar 9th, 2015
Someone from Durham, NC signed.
Feb 13th, 2015
Someone from Reno, NV signed.
Feb 12th, 2015
Someone from Atlanta, GA signed.
Feb 12th, 2015
Someone from Eureka, CA signed.
Feb 11th, 2015
Someone from Omaha, NE signed.
Feb 10th, 2015
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
Feb 9th, 2015
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Feb 7th, 2015
Someone from Saint Louis, MO signed.
Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from Sarcoxie, MO writes:
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this is a miserable virus when meds don't work to heal outbreaks!!! and this spreads even with nothing being visible!
Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from Huntington Station, NY writes:
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Please help those who feel trapped in their own bodies. The amount of self blame and social stigma along with the horrid reoccurring pain and possible future infections leads people down a dark and scary psychological path. This is a very proactive way of helping those who can still be saved from worse problems in the future. Help now before people get more severe health problems that are deadlier. Why should so many people have to suffer? Let's beat this together!
Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from Trenton, NJ signed.
Feb 2nd, 2015
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
Jan 24th, 2015
Someone from Lumberton, NC signed.
Jan 21st, 2015
Someone from Commack, NY signed.

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