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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Oh, tough situation but if he thinks he now has it it seems like fairly normal behavior to do the research he is doing.. Maybe just give him a few days to work through his process.. Probably best to not judge..
Glad to hear things have been going well. You will make it through this.
I think you are right about both of the things you mentioned. Although it's been over 3 months since my diagnosis and it was his choice to forego condom use. So I just don't understand why the sudden interest and research. He spent a good 3 hours today googling stuff. Which I think is sweet on his part but it does make me nervous that he's nervous all of a sudden. He thinks he has it too now. No symptoms but he keeps saying he'll do the above regime with me so that we can both be cured? Things have been going really well between us so maybe he's just being proactive and looking at our future together. I don't want to damage his sense of hope but I definitely don't want to give him false hope or waste my money.
It's amazing that just a couple of weeks ago, the only hope was Genocea and Admedus which were both weakly therapeutic and 3-7 years away. Then out of nowhere comes RVx with the most effective therapeutic and preventative vaccine physically possible touting a possible release date of next year. Out of nowhere.