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AG-707: Back from the Dead?

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Antigenics released it's Q2 2009 results this morning. There was a bulletpoint about AG-707:

"Immunological testing in the Phase 1 clinical study of AG-707 in genital herpes has been completed, and final study data analysis is now in process. Results will be reported in the coming months. "

Here is the link to the full Press Release:

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/cnnmoney/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090730005444&newsLang=en&ndmConfigId=1000618&vnsId=33

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Searchingforacure
Antigenics released it's Q2 2009 results this morning. There was a bulletpoint about AG-707:

"Immunological testing in the Phase 1 clinical study of AG-707 in genital herpes has been completed, and final study data analysis is now in process. Results will be reported in the coming months. "

Here is the link to the full Press Release:

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/cnnmoney/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090730005444&newsLang=en&ndmConfigId=1000618&vnsId=33

Will AG-707 cure herpes?

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fallfornothing

No, not a cure, but a more effective treatment that might actually work well in conjunction with Duke's strategy of coaxing the virus out of latency. This treatment is looking to increase T-cell response when the virus is in its active phase.

According to the clinical trials site, Phase I was completed around Oct. 2008. And the Press Release indicated that they were wrapping up the initial data analysis in the next few months.

And it looks like Antigenics has redesigned their site a bit - at least the home page. It is now featuring AG-707 on the home page. A hompage revamp is generally a good sign. It means they want to look all pretty for anticipated media interest.

An additional question I would have from a technical standpoint is if it could be used as a prophylactic given the fact that it triggers an immunue response from T cells....

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No, not a cure, but a more effective treatment that might actually work well in conjunction with Duke's strategy of coaxing the virus out of latency. This treatment is looking to increase T-cell response when the virus is in its active phase.

According to the clinical trials site, Phase I was completed around Oct. 2008. And the Press Release indicated that they were wrapping up the initial data analysis in the next few months.

And it looks like Antigenics has redesigned their site a bit - at least the home page. It is now featuring AG-707 on the home page. A hompage revamp is generally a good sign. It means they want to look all pretty for anticipated media interest.

An additional question I would have from a technical standpoint is if it could be used as a prophylactic given the fact that it triggers an immunue response from T cells....

Are you saying AG-707 combined with Duke's treatment may equate to a cure?

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fallfornothing
Are you saying AG-707 combined with Duke's treatment may equate to a cure?

No, I never said the word "cure" in relation to anything. I apologize if I was unclear and perhaps implied that.

AG-707 was a topic of discussion on here for a while, but has since fallen off the radar since the last available update for it was in 2008. I was simply giving an update since there was new info. Sometimes people like new info that pertains to anything herpes-related.

I know this is not the most glamorous update, but I just thought I would throw it out there...

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Guest Seatortuga
how does it work? is it a tablet?

They said an injection...but I am still confused as to what it does.

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Flystud

Why is this called a vaccine when it is really a treatment?

I have HSV1 at the moment (recent 1 month infection). HSV2 was negative on a IGG test, but will have myself retested in a couple of months again to see if I have HSV2 as well.

In the case that I do not have HSV2, would taking this vaccine prevent me from getting HSV2?

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ihaveherpes1and2

i believe they call their product a "therapeutic vaccine". I think the drug is intended to induce a strong immune response to the virus. So i think you will still be infected by the virus if you are exposed to it, but it'll just stay in your nerves cause every time the virus is activated, your enhanced immune system will kill most of them, except the originals one hiding in the nerves. It is not called a cure, i think it's because it cant induce a strong enough response so that all viruses are killed every time it is active, thus some viruses are able to retreat back to the nerve cells.

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Is there any way to get all of the virus out in the open and out of latency?? So that the AG-707 will kill it all at once?? Another theory, Would this vaccine then eventually kill off the virus completely the more you take it? Or does the virus replicate too quickly and we would always depend on AG-707?

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Is there any way to get all of the virus out in the open and out of latency?? So that the AG-707 will kill it all at once?? Another theory, Would this vaccine then eventually kill off the virus completely the more you take it? Or does the virus replicate too quickly and we would always depend on AG-707?

Good Questions...

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ihaveherpes1and2

"Is there any way to get all of the virus out in the open and out of latency??"

Thats the million dollar question isnt it. And AG-707 dont kill the virus, it merely enchanced our immune syst, our T-cells does all the killing. But i dont know wht kinda doses do ppl have to take if this drug is released into the market.

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