HSV-2

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Hey, remember back in 2008, when I wrote a post on a neat idea in herpes vaccine design? That paper was all ideas. Well, they just published a paper where they test some of the science of those ideas: Herpes Simplex Virus 2 ICP0− Mutant Viruses Are Avirulent and Immunogenic: Implications for a Genital Herpes…

Last week I wrote about a disappointing study where they found that treating people infected with HIV-1 and HSV-2 with acyclovir didnt decrease their rates of HIV-1 transmission to their partners… even though they had lower HIV-1 viral loads, and fewer HSV-2 outbreaks. Really disappointing. Well, that same group reanalyzed their data from a different…

Swing and a miss: Yet another HIV-1 downer

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 from Persons Infected with HIV-1 and HSV-2. –Daily acyclovir therapy did not reduce the risk of transmission of HIV-1, despite a reduction in plasma HIV-1 RNA of 0.25 log10 copies per milliliter and a 73% reduction in the occurrence of genital ulcers due to HSV-2. Well crap. Im sure you…