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46 minutes ago, MikeIke said:

I've never heard of these people. Anyone have more info on who they are and their credibility 

Mike, it's definitely legit.

Keith Jerome's team was the first to disrupt HSV latent virus in a living animal.

https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/can-gene-editing-cure-herpes.html

It's going to take some time, but they've been perfecting their gene editing technique.  you can also google "Keith Jerome HSV".

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MikeHerp
6 hours ago, Cas9 said:

I just donated $100. The total is now $1700

AWESOME CAS9!!

Bump!

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purp7e

I just got an email from Andrea aswell, confirming what you just posted @MikeHerp

 

We have heard from many in your community, and wanted to make sure your voice has been heard. I was able to set up a special link that will allow you to donate online. Donations made to this page below will go directly to Dr. Keith Jerome’s lab. You are welcome to share this page with others who may be interested in donating to HSV research as well.

This is GREAT NEWS! 

Well done, Im proud of you!! 

Ill donate more as well.. This is a great start, now we have to promote this!!

Has anyone contaced any herpes associations? We should, Im sure they have a many followers. 

This should also be promoted at our local herpes forums from the country we represent. 

Someone should also post this to other herpes forums, like https://forums.herpesopportunity.com etc. 

@MikeHerp Do you know why the goal is only 5000$?

Im sure you will update your blog with this fantastic information. Do you have any statistics on how many followers you got? 

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purp7e

Just donated 200$ more. 

2000$ reached :)

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1 hour ago, purp7e said:

I just got an email from Andrea aswell, confirming what you just posted @MikeHerp

 

We have heard from many in your community, and wanted to make sure your voice has been heard. I was able to set up a special link that will allow you to donate online. Donations made to this page below will go directly to Dr. Keith Jerome’s lab. You are welcome to share this page with others who may be interested in donating to HSV research as well.

This is GREAT NEWS! 

Well done, Im proud of you!! 

Ill donate more as well.. This is a great start, now we have to promote this!!

Has anyone contaced any herpes associations? We should, Im sure they have a many followers. 

This should also be promoted at our local herpes forums from the country we represent. 

Someone should also post this to other herpes forums, like https://forums.herpesopportunity.com etc. 

@MikeHerp Do you know why the goal is only 5000$?

Im sure you will update your blog with this fantastic information. Do you have any statistics on how many followers you got? 

Is this only in regards to hsv2?

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Miss Horne
19 hours ago, MikeHerp said:

Guys!  I'm pleased to report the good news--somebody even beat to me to it above.

I got the below reply reply from Fred Hutch.  This means that you guys have been coming through with the donations and the request (emphasis added in bold bnelow).  Thanks for backing me up.

WE DID IT!  I'm really proud of this community, even while I hate being a part of it.  haha.

 My initial, $100 was modest, partly because I felt it was going to HIV/AIDS, not directly to HSV (granted HIV deserves funds too).

Now I kn ow that the funds will be earmarked directly, I intend to up the ante now and be a regular donor and continue to follow up.

 

 

___________________________________________________

Hi XXXX,

 

Thank you for your email. I am glad that we were able to correct your gift to HSV research. In fact, I have received many additional requests by your community who want to support Dr. Jerome’s work, so I was able to create a special fundraising page for your cause.

 

http://engage.fredhutch.org/goto/hsvresearch

 

Donations made to this page will go directly to Dr. Keith Jerome’s lab. You are welcome to share this page with others who may be interested in donating to HSV research as well.

 

I am going to be out of the office starting tomorrow, returning on January 14. If you are in need of any support with the page between now and then, please email my colleagues at fundraise@fredhutch.org.

 

Thanks,

Andrea

 

Andrea MacPherson Larson
Annual Giving Manager
Philanthropy
206.667.5242 Office

206.795.0890 Mobile
amlarson@fredhutch.org


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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mail Stop J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109

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Well I didn’t think that I’d be back on this forum so soon but my heart skipped a beat this morning when I read the email from Fred Hutch! Twice I emailed asking how we could donate directly towards HSV research but it was MikeHerp’s donation and email enquiry that got things under way. Thank you so much Mike, hero of the day :heart:

I donated on the 31st of December when Fred Hutch was matching donations, I will certainly donate again and on a regular basis. It’s not my place to tell people what to do with their money but donating to the Jerome Lab is the only way that I know of in which we can help towards better treatments towards HSV. Who knows what the future holds but at least now we can do our bit, however small it may be.

Also look at Rich Mancuso’s FB page, whilst I can’t comment on the vaccine he received he has started another petition with links that you might find useful. He’s trying to make a difference and that should be applauded.

Let’s not forget that Pritelivir might be available to us in the near future and that could be a game changer for many of us. There’s always hope, let’s hang on to that.

Wishing you all good health and happiness in this new year :heart:

Edited by Miss Horne

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Freefalling87

This is great news. I know cancer and hiv research get major funding from numerous sources but not so much with hsv. If we can surpass $5k, it may open more fundraising efforts from other organizations working on hsv knowing that the public is willing to donate for this research because the virus is bothersome to people, not just some "skin condition" as some call it. 

Will this cure us tomorrow? No. Will there need to be more funding for this research in the future? Yes. It's a group effort in helping these organizations succeed and gives us hope by contributing the only way we can instead of just being depressed about having this virus and not doing anything.

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Miss Horne

It is great news, the best news we’ve had on this forum for a long ass time :)

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Miss Horne
16 hours ago, MikeHerp said:

BUMP!!!!

I'm going to do the same soon.  Next week, i'm going for $1000 too!!  I'll post when I do it.

You the man JeffH.  As you saiod, exactly.  Time to put your money where your mouth is!!

MikeHerp you are also de man :muscle:

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Miss Horne

In less than 24 hours we are almost half way towards the total set by Fred Hutch, that’s amazing :)

I noticed as well that they used the text MikeHerp used in his original email on the donation page :D

Keep on going guys :thumbsup:

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valleynovascotia

so this is a safe thing to donate for it's not a scam?

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Miss Horne
3 minutes ago, valleynovascotia said:

so this is a safe thing to donate for it's not a scam?

Definitely not a scam, he’s a proper doctor working in a lab that’s related to Fred Hutch cancer hospital in Seattle. Google Keith Jerome herpes and you’ll see he’s written papers about hsv, there’s even videos of him on YouTube. 

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Miss Horne
8 hours ago, purp7e said:

I just got an email from Andrea aswell, confirming what you just posted @MikeHerp

 

We have heard from many in your community, and wanted to make sure your voice has been heard. I was able to set up a special link that will allow you to donate online. Donations made to this page below will go directly to Dr. Keith Jerome’s lab. You are welcome to share this page with others who may be interested in donating to HSV research as well.

This is GREAT NEWS! 

Well done, Im proud of you!! 

Ill donate more as well.. This is a great start, now we have to promote this!!

Has anyone contaced any herpes associations? We should, Im sure they have a many followers. 

This should also be promoted at our local herpes forums from the country we represent. 

Someone should also post this to other herpes forums, like https://forums.herpesopportunity.com etc. 

@MikeHerp Do you know why the goal is only 5000$?

Im sure you will update your blog with this fantastic information. Do you have any statistics on how many followers you got? 

Herpesopportunity won’t let you post anything to do with raising funds, you can try if you like but they are pretty selective with what you can post on their forum. Think of them as a soft porn movie and think of Honeycomb as hard core porn, anything goes on this forum :D 

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Miss Horne
6 minutes ago, valleynovascotia said:

So is this a cure or vaccine? 

An early version of CRISPR I belive, using zinc fingers, I’m not the best person to advise but there are several threads on this forum discussing his work. What I do know is that Dr Keith Jerome and the team are the only people that have been able to touch latent virus, so far nobody else has been able to do so. Pretty impressive but still in very early days. Look at his website, there is a short video explaining what they do in the lab. 

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Newone2

Just threw another 100$ in the pot!! We are up to 2300$ now! Keep it rolling everyone! Keith is our man and needs our support! We need to spread this link around to more support groups and get more attention.

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Tone123

I just hope nobody tries to stop him like the greedy FDA smh. Either way hopefully it's a few years out before they can do human trials. If it's a success would you think the FDA will make sufferers wait 10 years?  

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Miss Horne
16 minutes ago, Tone123 said:

I just hope nobody tries to stop him like the greedy FDA smh. Either way hopefully it's a few years out before they can do human trials. If it's a success would you think the FDA will make sufferers wait 10 years?  

It’s hard to tell, nothing like this has ever been approved in humans before. We can’t let this lab run out of resources and we then miss out on what could potentially be our only hope.

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MikeHerp
1 hour ago, valleynovascotia said:

so this is a safe thing to donate for it's not a scam?

This is very legit.  Here is some of their research from 2016 (Keith Jerome's Team at Fred Hutch Center).  I know it's technical, but to summarize it, they were the first team to disrupt latent HSV in a live animal.  According to a report earlier this year, they increased disruption efficiency to just under 20% to 30%.  As you know, the reason why herpes is incurable, is because we have latent virus.  That's what this team is going after.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5026126/

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purp7e
51 minutes ago, Miss Horne said:

Herpesopportunity won’t let you post anything to do with raising funds, you can try if you like but they are pretty selective with what you can post on thier forum. Think of them as a soft porn movie and think of Honeycomb as hard core porn, anything goes on this forum :D 

Hah, ok :D

Then lets get in touch with Usher! Im sure his willing to donate :yowie:

Is it possible to mass send a msg by inbox to all members of this forum, to inform them of this opportunity? Some admin could know, Im not sure who to ask. But I want the 5000$ limit to be raised before such a stunt like that.

There are currently 68.013 members at this forum.. Just saying 

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MikeHerp
1 hour ago, valleynovascotia said:

So is this a cure or vaccine? 

It would be aiming for a cure.  Maybe it would be just a partial cure, initially.  But they are aiming to increase the efficiency to approach 100%. 

https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/can-gene-editing-cure-herpes.html

“With the [DNA-cutting] enzymes that we used, we are a little below the threshold that would lead to a therapeutic impact,” Aubert said. “Using a more effective gene-editing tool is going to bring us within the range that we could have a significant impact on the disease itself.”

Even partial results may help ease recurrent infections. Earlier studies have shown that the frequency and severity of lesions is related to how much virus is present in the ganglia. Eliminating just half of the latent infection could help ease recurrences from one every month to one or two a year.

“Obviously, the goal would be that we make this so good we get rid of 99.9 percent of the virus or every last one, and you’d have a complete cure,” Jerome said. “But there’s a possibility of intermediate success along the way.”

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