Most people have been infected by at least 1 herpes simplex subtype before adulthood.
Lagos thought that herpes simplex might be a modem, benign descendant of Asherah.
Neal Stephenson -- Snow Crash
Through some odd form of neurohypnosis, or whatever the term, this woman, who lived in Normal, Illinois—this made her irresistible—showed the symptoms of whatever illness Elizabeth Taylor was suffering at a particular time, or John Wayne, or Jackie Onas-sis, or name your star, from a fluey sort of fatigue to the skin eruptions of herpes simplex and the wasted frame of cancer.
Don DeLillo -- Underworld
spontaneous cross-reference—something lam coded to do at opportune moments-you may wish to examine herpes simplex, a virus that takes up residence in the nervous system and never leaves.