2nd June 2022

Herpes Simplex Virus – apparently most of you have got it, even if you didn’t know anything about it. But is this really true?
What actually causes cold sores and genital herpes?
Let’s take a deep dive into the science behind these claims, including the 1920 experiments that are the basis to the whole virus transmission story.
⚠️WARNING⚠️ Images of 1920s genitalia coming up!


  1. WHO, “Herpes simplex virus”: https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/herpes-simplex-virus
  2. “Genital Herpes – CDC Fact Sheet (Detailed)”: https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-Herpes-detailed.htm
  3. “Genital Herpes”, in King Holmes, et al., Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1984.
  4. Lipschütz, “Untersuchungen über die Ätiologie der Krankheiten der Herpesgruppe (Herpes zoster, Herpes genitalis, Herpes febrilis)” (Studies on the etiology of the diseases of the herpes group), 1921: https://archive.org/details/ArchivFrDermatologieUndSyphilis.V.136.1921/page/n443/mode/2up
  5. CDC, “Negative Staining Electron Microscope Protocol for Rash Illness”: https://www.cdc.gov/smallpox/lab-personnel/specimen-collection/negative-stain.html
  6. Dr Sam Bailey, “Electron Microscopy and Unidentified ‘Viral’ Objects”: https://odysee.com/@drsambailey:c/electron-microscopy-and-unidentified-viral-objects:f
  7. “Comparative studies of types 1 and 2 herpes simplex virus infection of cultured normal keratinocytes”, 1995: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7706526/
  8. “Thermo Scientific™ IMAGEN™ Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Kit using Direct Immunofluorescence Assay”: https://www.fishersci.com/shop/products/imagentm-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-kit-using-direct-immunofluorescence-assay/RK6106112
  9. Dr Tom Cowan, “Live Q+A Webinar From May 27TH, 2022”: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Tet6q0OHSArg/