The News Argus, May, 1982, Page 3
Herpes Almost An Epidemic
By Ursula Brown
Herpes, technically known as herpes
simplex virus is fast becoming an
epidemic, particularly among young
people. This venereal disease afflicts
some eight million people in this coun
try. It is estimated that between 300,00
to one million cases will occur during
the next year.
Herpes is caused by a virus and comes
Wallace Street, the entrance be
tween the auditorium and communica
tions building will become a mall with
street lights, benches, receptacles and
planters. Wallace, Bruce and Price
streets will be closed" to vehicular
traffic. The new entrance into the
campus will be Bicket St. and the main
exit will be Cromartie. These streets
will be two-way.
Parking will be on the outer para
meter of the campus. The parking lot
on Cromartie St. will be expanded.
Therewill be some street parking.
There is also a new parking lot across
from Claremont Ave.
The paving for the mall will be
colored maroon and gray. This project
will be completed by Thanksgiving
according to Mr. Emmanuel Johnson,
director of the physical plant.
The sidewalk area in front of the
Communications Building will be fixed
to contain a bus ingress. Claremont
will be closed around the Communica
tions Building to the property across
stadium Drive, and will swing around
to exit across from the Bickett Street
Kennedy Dining Hall is scheduled to
open this summer. There is a food
director’s office, faculty and staff
lounge, and dining area, new rest
rooms and a storage room. A dressing
room for employees has been installed
plus new freezers, a bake shop, and a
chefs office. The old Red Room has
intentions of becoming a Dining Hall
The large dining area’s floors will be
painted in maroon and gray sections.
There will be-four food lines instead of
two located on opposite sides. New
kitchens and food preparations centers
have been built. Students will be able
to choose from “junk” food or the
standard hot lunch on each side. A
conveyor belt will carry trays to the
The campus improvements will make
it accessible to emergency vehicles.
All buildings on campus will receive
some type of renovation.
To beautify the campus plants will be
placed in various areas and mountain
logs will line several areas. Mr.
Johnson states, “I’m asking for stu-
in two types. Type I is the mildest and
causes cold sores of fever blisters
around the mouth. It is generally refer
red to as labial herpes. Type II causes
painful or itching sores mainly in the
genital area, but the sores can also ap
pear around the mouth. The virus
enters your body when you come into
direct contact with someone who is in
fected and is shedding it. Once the
virus becomes active in the body, you
are capable of passing the virus to
another person. There is no cure for
The first symptoms of herpes II are it
ching, tingling sensations in the genital
area that usually appear within one day
to two weeks after contact. Within a
day or two, sores can crack, bleed or
ooze fluid. At this stage the virus is ex
Victims will experience recurring
sores every two to four months for the
first two years. The frequency of out-
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“UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER OF THE YEAR”
The Brothers of Mb Epsilon Chapter at Winston-Salem State University were
named “Undergraduate Chapter of the Year,” at Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
district meeting held April 29 - May 2 in Columbia, S.C. The theme for this year’s
meeting wo:> “Together We Can.” Brother C. Tyrone Gilmore, district represen
tative, commended the brothers of Mu Epsilon Chapter for their many communi
ty services, their high chapter grade point average, and the brothers’ individual
contributions to the university. Mu Epsilon Chapter also won the scrapbook
The 1982-83 SGA officers are Christopher A. Wilson, president; Cherone A.
Austin, vice president; Gregory C. Hairston, secretary of day student affairs;
Reginald D. McCaskill, secretary of judicial affairs; Brian Womble, secretary of
social affairs; Sharon A. Evans, secretary of financial affairs, and Debra R.
Toone, Miss Winston-Salem State University.
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breaks gfadually decreases after the
first few years. The sores usually last
from five to 15 days. Fatigue, illness,
emotional stress even overexposure to
the sun can all cause recurrent out
breaks of sQres. Herpes is believed to
be contagious only when sores are
Herpes is especially dangerous during
pregnancy because it can cause spon
taneous abortions or birth defects in
newborns. Herpes babies have a 50
percent mortality rate, and nearly all of
the survivors suffer form brain damage
or lifelong mental retardation.
There are ways to avoid contracting
herpes. You should avoid sexual con
tact with anyone who has oral or
genital sores. Men should use condoms
Avoid spreading herpes if you already
have it, by not having sexual contact
while you have sores. Keeping the
genital area dry is also imjjortant.
Women should get a pap smear every
Since there’s no cure for herpes, the
most you can do is get relief from its
symptoms. Many doctors prescribe
aspirin-containing painkilllers and
topical ointments for the sores.
Bathing with soap and water is helpful
in preventing secondary bacterial
One of the most promising methods
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ilso seem to strip you of your identity,
/ou are no longer Zenobia, or
vhoever, but Miss WSSU, the Queen,
he miracle worker. It’s like they thrive
)n finding your faults, but never ap
preciate the things you do or try to do
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