Shingles and Cold Sores are both are caused by viruses that are part of the Herpes family and present with blisters and sores either as a rash on the body (Shingles) or sores on the mouth (Cold Sores). These viruses stay dormant until they get the chance to reactivate. Herpes Simplex is the name given to Cold Sores and Herpes Zoster is the name given to Shingles. Shingles occurs when the chicken pox virus reactivates later in life and it is a very painful skin rash. Older adults and people who have a weak immune system are most at risk. We regularly conduct studies into vaccines for Shingles / Cold Sores (delete as appropriate). For details of our current studies, please select from the list below.
Herpes Zoster Virus Clinical Studies
We're not currently recruiting for studies into this condition. Please register with us and we'll notify you when a relevant study becomes available.