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Already posted several months ago. This company (X-Vax in Jupiter, Florida) is carrying out the work from Albert Einstein College. It is one of the most promising prophylactic vaccines (live attenuated vaccine) . The other promising prophylactic is the HSV-2 Trivalent Vaccine (Subunit vaccine; Harvey Friedman).

Both vaccines are in pre-clinical; i.e. in animal studies.


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Elephant in the room?

We believe that ∆gD-2 may be more promising than other previous vaccine candidates because it elicits a different type of immune response against HSV-1 and HSV-2 that is more effective in preclinical models at clearing virus and preventing the establishment of latency,” said the drug’s co-inventor William Jacobs. “In nonclinical models, immunization with ∆gD-2 elicits antibodies that facilitate the killing of infected cells, rapidly clearing the virus and thereby inducing sterilizing immunity.”

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5 hours ago, shadowgirl88 said:

I wonder if this will be therapeutic? 

It will be tested as a theraupatic also though its primary objective is prophylactic. Since it works by mediating the killing of infected cells therefore we might get a functional cure out of it!

The only vaccine in works as being primarily theraupatic is rational vaccines.

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8 hours ago, Shubhherpe said:

It will be tested as a theraupatic also though its primary objective is prophylactic. Since it works by mediating the killing of infected cells therefore we might get a functional cure out of it!

The only vaccine in works as being primarily theraupatic is rational vaccines.


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Keep in mind that the wiki page probably hasn't been updated in a while so there could be some changes since then; e.g. Dr Jerome's work is certainly outdated as it mentions using CRISPR. They already tried that some years ago and it didn't work. Now they use the homegrown meganuclease with tremendous results.

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3 hours ago, Shubhherpe said:

I never knew that a theraupatic vaccine is already available in russia!! Vitaherpavac, i wonder why it has not been made available throughout the world.


There are threads about vitaherpavac here in the forum. Doubtful efficacy


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