Archive for July 2012

Boldly Going Where No Other Site Has Gone Before

We first announced this offer back in 2009 and since then other sites have followed our lead in this and in many other ways, such as putting community before dating. Obviously we must be doing something right as they continue to try and emulate H-YPE.

Just to reiterate, if you are on Disability Living Allowance, on Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support and are finding it difficult to pay for FULL ACCESS membership, then H-YPE would like to help.

Free H-YPE membership for those on benefitsWe will offer you free full access membership on a month to month basis. All we ask is that you email us a Read more

An Overview of Herpes 1 & 2

Herpes Simplex Virus - www.h-ype.comHerpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are two species of the herpes virus family, Herpesviridae, which cause infections in humans. Eight members of herpes virus infect humans to cause a variety of illnesses including cold sores, chickenpox or varicella, shingles or herpes zoster (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and various cancers, and can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis). All viruses in the herpes family produce life-long infections.

They are also called Human Herpes Virus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2) and are neurotropic and neuroinvasive viruses; they enter and hide in the human nervous system, accounting for their durability in the human body. HSV-1 is commonly associated with herpes outbreaks of the face known as cold sores or fever blisters, whereas HSV-2 is more often associated with genital herpes.

An infection by a herpes simplex virus is marked by watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth, lips or genitals. Lesions heal with a scab characteristic of herpetic disease. However, the infection is persistent and symptoms may recur periodically as outbreaks of sores near the site of original infection. After the initial, or primary, infection, HSV becomes latent in the cell bodies of nerves in the area. Some infected people experience sporadic episodes of viral reactivation, followed by Read more