New immune cells that may protect against HSV-2

May 08, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT
From L to R Research scientists from the Centre for Aids Programme Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Doctors Koleka Mlisana, Janet Frohlich, Leila Mansoor and Senge Sibeko, pose following an announcement on July 20, 2010 in Durban, South Africa
AFP/Rajesh Jantilal

Researchers think they have found immune cells, CD8 + T-cells, that suppress herpes type 2 virus, HSV-2. Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.