Human clinical trials are typically 7 - 10 years; i.e.
each phase is 2 - 3 years and there are typically 3 phases. Whether the trials for testing a technology like gene editing will be different, I can't say.
Assuming the typical timeline for clinical trials, added on top of a few years for animal studies, we are talking 10 - 15 years. Of course this would assume everything goes as planned.
So I had sex with guy 6 months ago, we used a condom. He said he tested negative for HSV2 but his friend said he had it and he’s not being honest with me. I took one blood test at 13 weeks , negative. A second this past week also negative. It’s been close to 6.5 months since this and have had no symptoms. How reliable are these blood tests?
Clinical trials take 6 to 8 - 12 months. Currently the dr Jerome study is using rodents. After guinea pig he can go to primates. So 2 to 3 years I would say till clinical trials. But alot of this research has been sped up by the HIV cure. It has now been proven virus can be removed from the human body.
So if everything goes according to plan
3.5 to 5.5 years. Worst case late 2025/2026, best case late 2023.
By 2030 most viruses will be curable.
Viral infection are becoming a public hazard and massive economic burden. China it self is investing alot to fight HIV, hell they are giving out HIV pill for free. Another example HSV is also one of the leading cause for blindness, so image how much money need to be wasted on people going blind.
One way or another HSV will be cure.
If you're interested look up HIV cured in mice.