@Blondii So sorry to hear that you're in... well, the same boat as me and just about everyone on here. The guy I'm pretty sure I got it from made me feel really bad after we hooked up and is really a pretty horrible person, so having contracted it from him, makes it feel SO MUCH WORSE, because it wasn't worth it. I'm still trying to get through the whole, why did I do it with him? However, I really feel much more sad and mad with myself than him, even though I took all the necessary precautions. Unfortunately, we dealt with some not-so-great people, but maybe this happened to us for a reason. Maybe it was fates way of pushing us in a direction to start dating better people who are understanding and caring.
Wouldn't be possible to ask Dr. Halford why he did not include viral shedding and how he plans to address this point? I do not have the background to build a proper email with scientific quotes unfortunately... Moreover, it would be interesting to know how he plans to avoid another AuRx story...
I do not understand... does he plan to go out with a phase I based on safety with no additional trials or data (i.e. shedding) and hope for the best? What is his approach, leverage real world patient data in the coming years to build a semi-robust sample to be presented to the various countries and respective ministry of health?
I am confused also on the way the phase I study is going to be finalised, will it be solely spontaneously self reported by Halford's patients or will it design differently?
Apologies if some questions are noob level...
Just joined- having been directed here by a penpal from H-Ype.
Rather excited about the Halford vaccine trial results and keen to keep up to speed.
Not seeking help or counselling as I am not 'suffering'- am used to HSV2 and generally keep it in check by recognising prodrome symptoms and adjusting diet and lifestyle accordingly.
Have a good day wherever you are.
wow, I just read about Aurx....it seems live atenuated has been absolutely in reach since ever;im not a conspiracy kind of guy but is so amazing that a vaccine that produced 85% reduction in symptoms was stoped because of financial reasons, I mean, if you see the ammount of money people is putting in developing apps that have almost no chance to succeed, it seems imposible .... I can`t think other explanation other than big companies deliberately avoiding the easy way to put their more complex (and so, more difficult to imitate) product in the market; it`s crazy
I'm not sure what viral shedding studies would actually do. To do any good, the study of shedding needs to be both continuous and include determination of copy volume (that is, professional and consistent swabbing or related technique by a professional); how is this possible? For example, shedding can remain on the same number of days (or should it be hours?) but if the copies are dramatically reduced, the vaccine is 'successful'.
For those with HSV already, then shedding reduction is not as important as symptom reduction. And what is most important of all is whether the preventative vaccine is effective against an unvaccinated carrier.
Sadly no. The too good to be true vibe mentioned by @Malcom coupled with the lack of measured viral shedding in the trial is troubling. Don't get me wrong, Halford's vaccine has the potential to be a biblical good. I volunteered for the trial. My greatest worry is that history repeats itself and Dr. Halford is fundamentally repeating the AuRx folly.
In the early 2000's a researcher by the name of Laurent Aurelian, citing the same fundamental headaches with the FDA about performing clinical trials of his live attenuated ICP10 vaccine, went to Mexico and held a Phase I trial. In the published results 84% of those injected claimed to have significant symptom relief. Without numeric shedding reduction results it was impossible to differentiate between placebo effect and viral transmission impact. 14 years later, the AuRx website: http://aurx.com/ has the same statement indicating that they are awaiting investors to move forward.
I really, really, wish that Dr. Halford had included viral shedding results in his trial. I hope that he plans to in later phases and that he is able to collect that metric before RVx runs out of money just like AuRx did.
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Most people who do get an outbreak do so 2 - 20 days after getting this virus, so it does sound like you did get it from your current bf. However, if you are in the minority and did have it prior to being with him then the chances of you passing it to him are remote when you don't have an outbreak.
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