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rottonapple
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"research in Houston Texas"
 
   Does anybody know or provide any info about this study?

Tv news station KTRK-TV Houston, TX covered this story

HealthCheck

Center for Clinical Studies in Houston Texas

Clinical trial testing genital herpes vaccine

Friday, August 17, 2012

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There is new hope for people who suffer from genital herpes. A new vaccine is being tested in Houston.

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If it works, it could stop the outbreaks and literally put the herpes virus in remission.

Meigan has suffered with genital herpes outbreaks for years and it caused heartache in another way.

"My husband was very accepting and we didn't have any issues with it until I ended up giving it to him," she said.

He had a mild case but she was devastated. Debbie has had genital herpes for 15 years.

"I've had it for a long time now, I've had it for 15 years now. And uh it's embarrassing and it's not fun to have," she said.

But this experimental vaccine, stored in a freezer at 80 below, may change her life.

Debbie's the first in the world to get the shot in the new herpes vaccine trial at the Center for Clinical Studies. And she's hoping its the real drug and not a placebo because she'd like to put her herpes in permanent remission.

"I was just happy, I was just very happy. And I hope it works and I hope I get it," she said.

Patients get a series of three shots in this blinded study, and they aren't told if they got the vaccine or not.

"It's based on studies of people who were exposed to the virus and didn't get infected and so the idea is these three shots will boost the immunity such that people don't have outbreaks in the future," said Dr. Stephen Tyring with the vaccine study.

And Dr. Tyring says researchers believe it may also prevent people from spreading the virus.

"It would mean I would not have to take a medication every day and that would be wonderful," Meigan said.

"It would be a great thing as far in general for everybody, not just for myself," said Valarie, another herpes vaccine study patient.


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  I think it may be this one... Rajahadmin Dec-31-12 1
  RE: research in Houston Texas muffinadmin Jan-01-13 2
     RE: research in Houston Texas rottonapple Jan-01-13 3
         Kill the virus? No, that's not how it works. Rajahadmin Jan-01-13 4
             RE: Kill the virus? No, that's not how it works. rottonapple Jan-01-13 6
         RE: research in Houston Texas muffinadmin Jan-01-13 5

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Rajahadmin
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1. "I think it may be this one..."
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http://www.genocea.com/pipeline/hsv-2.html I suspect one of the folks who keeps better track of this sort of thing will be along and can confirm or correct me.

I have a little trouble getting too excited about vaccines. When I came on the herpes scene in 1998, there was a vaccine in England called the Skinner vaccine. It seemed to have some degree of success, but then fizzled out. It turns out that herpes is a tough one to make an effective vaccine for.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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2. "RE: research in Houston Texas"
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It looks like this location is testing 3 drugs right now.


I think AiCuris is pill, so that leaves AG707 and the Genocea vaccine as possibilities as they both seem to involve 3 injections.

More info about the trials can be found here: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=genital+herpes+texas&recr=Open

muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986

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risk for getting herpes.


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3. "RE: research in Houston Texas"
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   Question is, if this research study was to work like in the news article stated that the investigators are believing, would this be considered the closest thing to a cure or killing the virus altogether, where no more outbreaks, shedding, or being contagious would cease to exist? I understand thats a big if and all other studies have failed to be the magic bullet.

I am not very savvy on medical terms or explainations

Could we see something good in the future that could kill this virus.


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4. "Kill the virus? No, that's not how it works."
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Pumping up the immune system to keep it suppressed is about as good as we can expect in the foreseeable future, but that's really pretty good, and, of course, we can keep uninfected folks from getting an active herpes infection so eventually there will be fewer infected folks.

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6. "RE: Kill the virus? No, that's not how it works."
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   So let me see if I understand what you are saying. If the immune system is pumped up to keep the virus from reactivating. would this stop the shedding,outbreaks and stop us from being contagious permenantly? This would keep us from giving it to someone else?

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Remember...that's why these studies are conducted...to see what the drug can and cannot do. It's all speculation until they have results.

muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986



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