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    • Star33hcs
      So sad 
    • Cas9
      Yes, that was earlier on in 2016. If you watched the friggin video, you would see that they've advanced this research. But seriously, I'm done discussing this with you. Anyone who sees a paper from a highly reputable research team from 2016, but then refuses to to watch their latest results is not worth anymore time. Just an FYI buddy boy; They have now successfully removed 90% of the latent virus from one ganglion and 50% from another. Dr. Jerome's presentation explains it all. But make sure you don't click that link and watch the video; you may go blind.
    • ViralResearcher
      Delusional idiot. You ask for proof I give it to you on a silver platter then you try to dismiss entirely without even reading the study it by stating well there's a ton of research that proves that study wrong without citing even one study that directly looks at herpes in human neurons. As far as the study I posted.   "Case subjects were carefully chosen to include only those in which a definitive diagnosis of specific viral infection had been previously confirmed by culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), or detection of viral antigen in brain tissue."   The ages of those with HSV were "19 months, 8 years, 12 years, 17 years, 19 years, and 66 years." So only one of them was in advanced ages as you tried to suggest otherwise. Most of them were youth. "Results Apoptosis in HSE in association with productive viral infection. We evaluated 7 patients with acute HSE. Six (86%) of 7 had clear evidence of neuronal and glial apoptosis, as demonstrated by TUNEL and/or activated caspase-3 staining (table 2), with a high degree of congruity noted using both apoptosis detection methods. Apoptotic cells were unequivocally identified as neurons or glia by morphologic characteristics. Neurons made up a larger proportion of apoptotic cells, compared with glial cells. Apoptotic cells did not exhibit late morphologic features of apoptosis (nuclear condensation, margination, or pyknosis), suggesting apoptosis was detected at a relatively early stage at the time that tissues were obtained. Apoptotic cells were restricted predominantly to areas of productive viral infection and did not occur as a widespread, nonspecific process in histologically or virologically uninvolved areas within the same tissue section. Apoptotic neurons and glia were detected in acutely infected patients in regions of disrupted CNS tissue bearing HSV antigen, as measured by TUNEL (figure 1A–C) and/or activated caspase-3 (table 2)."   "..the presence and degree of apoptosis did not correlate with the presence or magnitude of inflammatory response, indicating that apoptosis is a direct consequence of viral injury, rather than a secondary effect of virus-induced inflammatory responses. Our findings imply that apoptotic neuronal death is an important component of CNS injury and destruction in the acute phase of infection of patients with viral CNS infection"  
    • WilsoInAus
      Oh dear, well that's destroyed the thread... and displays you know nothing about the topic. Good luck.
    • iFdUp
      I personally do not believe that HSV 529 will prove effective enough.  The figures that were published only documented a 4x rise in antibody titers.  4x what? 4x what the average HSV negative individual has? We didn't get the specific details as far as I am aware, not that can be found outside of a scientific journal pay wall. Those statements to me do not sound like an effective vaccine. Those are just my impressions, however. Take them with a grain of salt. 
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PurpleandGray

Could this be shingles?

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PurpleandGray

Hi everyone. I've been struggling to figure out what's going on with me. I had my first outbreak after having predicted sex and unprotected oral sex with someone who had a sore. He told me it was from masturbating. I was stupid to believe him. A few weeks later I had a horrible outbreak that lasted 4 weeks. It finally cleared up with Valtrex and a yeast infection pill. Since then I've had maybe 2 smaller outbreaks but my body still does not feel right. I've had rashes on places like my chest, upper arms and legs. My entire body especially my face feels like it's burning along with intense times when I feel like I'm waking directly into a fire. The rashes fade and get worse when I'm feeling hot or nervous. They aren't painful to touch at all though which makes me think maybe it's not shingles? I've been to the doctors twice but they just keep giving me Valtrex and say wait for your blood test results which I'll be going to get done tomorrow. I just can't seem to figure out what's going on with me! It seems like even if it was shingles that the Valtrex would have cleared it up right? Is my body just having trouble adjusting to herpies?

Please help if you can! 

Im a 32 year old female who had her first herpies outbreak in September if that helps with anything. 

 

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DirtyKitty

I am aware of shingles and have no others that have suffered from them.  Shingles goes along more of your midsection and is very very very painful.  Painful to the point of not being able to go to work.  Shingles is also extremely obvious as in there is no mistaking it.  I doubt you have shingles but possibly some other type of rash.  Perhaps hives??  It sounds like hives to me.  Hives are brought on by stress, hormones and allergic reactions.

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PurpleandGray

Thanks so much I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Do you know if there is a burning sensation with hives? Like right now o just woke up out of a sound sleep at 2am and I have burning in my legs? I'm thinking maybe nerve damage?? Thanks so much for your help.

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On 11/27/2016 at 11:17 PM, PurpleandGray said:

Thanks so much I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Do you know if there is a burning sensation with hives? Like right now o just woke up out of a sound sleep at 2am and I have burning in my legs? I'm thinking maybe nerve damage?? Thanks so much for your help.

Are you still on Valtrex

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On 11/27/2016 at 5:07 PM, PurpleandGray said:

Hi everyone. I've been struggling to figure out what's going on with me. I had my first outbreak after having predicted sex and unprotected oral sex with someone who had a sore. He told me it was from masturbating. I was stupid to believe him. A few weeks later I had a horrible outbreak that lasted 4 weeks. It finally cleared up with Valtrex and a yeast infection pill. Since then I've had maybe 2 smaller outbreaks but my body still does not feel right. I've had rashes on places like my chest, upper arms and legs. My entire body especially my face feels like it's burning along with intense times when I feel like I'm waking directly into a fire. The rashes fade and get worse when I'm feeling hot or nervous. They aren't painful to touch at all though which makes me think maybe it's not shingles? I've been to the doctors twice but they just keep giving me Valtrex and say wait for your blood test results which I'll be going to get done tomorrow. I just can't seem to figure out what's going on with me! It seems like even if it was shingles that the Valtrex would have cleared it up right? Is my body just having trouble adjusting to herpies?

Please help if you can! 

Im a 32 year old female who had her first herpies outbreak in September if that helps with anything. 

 

You could have an allergic reaction to the Valtrex. I did and had the same symptoms. 

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