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Possible progress in herpes treatment

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JBnATL

I just saw an article on line about a homegrown breakthrough that could change the treatment of herpes. It says it is 99.99% effective.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/wbrz/videos/52955807.html

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motorcyclemaintainance

Sounds interesting. Great that they have investment too.

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solvingtheproblem

Yeah -- I'd love to know where their $11M in funding (announced at the end of the video) came from...looks like there quite a few irons in the HSV novel treatment fire! :-) UF, LSU, UTMC, Duke, Harvard, Starpharma, Astellas...not to mention many other leading research programs like the ones at UW. Let's hope that one day, we have a plethora of new treatments to choose from...or perhaps even a cure!

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GntiNh

Looks helpful, thanks for the post

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topdog

Great link JBnATL!! I could be wrong, but I think that's the first news media coverage that I've seen regarding the fight against Herpes.

That clip put a smile on my face. Because now, it'll make the other Universities; (UF, LSU, UTMC, Duke, Harvard, Starpharma and Astellas) want to get to the fininsh line first. So hopefully we will see a more powerful drug on the market soon...

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LivingLife77

I want a pill

A topical after an outbreak is not going to help my nerve pain or itchiness with no sores!

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PetiteGeekGirl

This is great news! It's just one step closer to a cure.

Thanks for sharing, JBnATL!

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smithconfused

Promising News

Im excited. Hopefully it will help with genital herpes as well. A breakthrough none-the-less. I'm in health care. This makes me want to be a microbiologist or a researcher. We need a cure SOON!!!

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kuwaiti

How far are we from having a cure ( not treatment) for herpes? do u think we will have a cure in in our lifetime?

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Cure Coming Soon

Hmm, what is exactly would the final product be from this research?

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SiameseDream

It's definitely a step forward...I wonder how effective it would be for people who's sores dont actually break the skin?

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Butterfly of the Moment

so the product would be a more effective version of abreva? Well, better than nothing.

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SiameseDream

That's kind of what I'm thinking. It's easy to kill the herpes virus, eradicating it completely from your system is a whole other story.

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iosguru

just saw this...$11M grant?? I guess progress in any form is good but I am of the opinion the $11M could have done more good at UF, Duke, Harvard etc...closer to stop the problem than treat the problem.

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