Some Viruses Trick the Immune System

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

In my book Adam… Forever geneticist Adam Boatwright marvels at the Herpes simplex virus. Professor of Medicine at Central University, he featured this virus in a lecture to medical students.

Some herpes family of viruses re-infect their victims throughout their lives. The commonest form of Herpes simplex cause sores on lips or inside the mouth. We call the infections cold sores or fever blisters. These eruptions occur every six months or so and can be precipitated by cold, sun, or stress. The body quickly cures the sores but never conquers the virus itself, which goes dormant, hibernating inside the victim’s body.

Researchers have noted that while a patient is infected by herpes, he or she rarely suffers from other viral infections. They don’t know why.

In my story, Adam Boatwright hopes to use that property of Herpes simplex and his genetics knowledge to engineer a treatment for more general virus infections and possibly to deter cancer.

Adam’s violinist wife Vera has close relatives who have gotten breast cancers, but she is afraid to test for the gene believed responsible. This becomes a very contentious issue in an otherwise perfect marriage.

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Prequel to the Adam’s Chronicles series. The story tells how geneticist and surgeon, Adam Boatwright, uses his skills to prevent his wife’s impending cancer. Adam engineers a super virus that continually generates chemicals that fight off viruses and cancer.

As a test, Adam infects himself with that mutant virus. But the side effect is prevention of aging, and he becomes virtually immortal. Convinced that long lives would destroy the human race, Adam becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as he tries to stop profiteers from exploiting his super virus.

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The Adam’s Chronicles Series

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Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

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All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

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