The Virology Research Clinic at Harborview was established more than 30 years ago to conduct research on viral sexually transmitted infections and is a world-renowned leader in herpes research. Our mission is to investigate the epidemiology and natural history of herpes simplex virus (HSV), and to evaluate new therapies and vaccines for HSV. Currently, our special areas of interest are prevention of HSV transmission, HSV vaccines and the interactions between HSV and HIV.
The Virology Research Clinic is always recruiting volunteers to participate in our new studies. Participating in our research is a great way to learn more about genital herpes. Study participants receive extensive education about genital herpes and how to better care for it. Participation in the research studies offers free examinations, free testing for herpes and, often, free medication.
Learn more about the clinic's services and research studies
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