I'm not familiar enough with the therapeutic application of this technology but zinc oxide tetrapods are basically an industrial compound that can be ordered from all kinds of places: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Tetrapod-Shape-Zinc-Oxide-ZnO-Whisker_60193156730.html
I would guess the manufacturer is dissolving it in something to make it a cream but if that's the only change I don't see why going through all of these steps would be necessary.
Don't be surprised, however, when this makes no difference (or makes outbreaks worse like zinc sulfate ).
This is a very smart way of looking at the problem.
I hadn't thought about it this way until you mentioned it. It's a tree falling in the woods kind of thing. If everyone contracted HSV but nobody experienced symptoms, did the disease every really exist?
I hope everyone who is suffering manages to read what you wrote.
If the vaccine can eliminate the symptoms, then it should render HSV as trivial as all the various HPV strains, ZVZ, and CMV infections which we pass on routinely en masse without a single care. While all are highly contagious, none cause any significant symptoms. Without symptoms, HSV is culturally insignificant and therefore contagiousness isn't so much an issue anyway.
Yes, reduced viral shedding would be awesome, but reducing the symptoms eats into the culture that makes shedding a factor in the first place.
Looks like aurx were onto something, maby if they had funding non of us would be sitting here. maby teaming up with aurx he might have more help. Its the people out there that suffer that can be the ones to help fund it i guess. cause companys wont, especially pharma ones making anti virals. its a sick world thats pure money driven unfortunatly
Cause its the biggest problem hsv shows, no symptoms but the abilitie to infect still. its stealthy and decieving. If shedding is stopped along with obs then its going to stop the spread of hsv as easily. Thats if shedding actually is as common as stastistics say
@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.