Moderna Adds Herpes Vaccine Candidate to Pipeline

Moderna is entering the global race for a Herpes vaccine. Moderna is an American pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that focuses on RNA therapeutics, primarily mRNA vaccines.  They are best known for recent success with their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine. From Moderna website: Moderna’s herpes simplex virus (HSV) vaccine candidate (mRNA-1608) is aContinue reading “Moderna Adds Herpes Vaccine Candidate to Pipeline”

Harvey Friedman provides hope for an HSV Vaccine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers, led by Dr. Harvey Friedman, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are close to clinical trials testing a vaccine protecting against genital herpes. Phase I trials for this HSV vaccine candidate, that will test prevention of genital herpes in humans, are expected to begin in September 2022. In 2019,Continue reading “Harvey Friedman provides hope for an HSV Vaccine at the University of Pennsylvania”

“Moving Beyond a 45 year old antiviral” Article in BioCentury Magazine

Herpes Cure Advocacy win! Our team worked with editors at Biocentury magazine on this article. Enjoy! “After a decades long lull in innovation, a wave of candidates is advancing through the HSV pipeline that could combat drug resistance, suppress viral deactivation, or even clear the virus completely.” Get in Touch

Hope for Herpes Keratitis Cure in China: Study results expected in 2022

In the global race for a Herpes cure, China is taking the lead. For the first time, transient gene-editing of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) using mRNA-based CRISPR was shown to cure herpes keratitis in mice. Chinese researchers reported in a paper published January 11, 2021 of Nature Biotechnology. In a paper publishedContinue reading “Hope for Herpes Keratitis Cure in China: Study results expected in 2022”

Herpes Cure Pipeline

Where are we with a Herpes Cure? Our team is tracking HSV research worldwide. (Updated 11/24/21) These are research projects for Herpes Simplex Virus cure, vaccine, or treatment improvements globally with expressed intent of bringing a product to market. View the Herpes research pipeline here. Have a project to add to this list? Contact usContinue reading “Herpes Cure Pipeline”

How to Advocate the FDA for Accurate Herpes Testing

Why do we need advocacy at the FDA? Because any Herpes Simplex Virus prevention strategy in the US is incomplete without an accurate diagnostic test. There is currently NO FDA-approved accurate diagnostic serology test (what we need to diagnose asymptomatic infection) on the market. With a virus that is primarily spread asymptomatically, 85% of newContinue reading “How to Advocate the FDA for Accurate Herpes Testing”

New HSV Advocates: A Starters Guide to Activism

Hello Herpes Advocates, We’re happy you’re here. We believe part of the reason there have been no advances in treatment or prevention in 40 years is due to stigma and lack of activism. There has never been a centralized advocacy effort for HSV until now. Getting started with Herpes Advocacy Step 1: Know the factsContinue reading “New HSV Advocates: A Starters Guide to Activism”

Pritelivir: Clinical Trial Recruiting for resistant Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in immune compromised Patients

AiCuris AG, a German biotech company, is currently recruiting for their clinical trial on Pritelivir. Pritelivir is a highly anticipated new treatment for resistant Herpes Simplex Virus infections that cannot be managed with the available anti-virals. It is currently being tested for immune compromised patients only and, if proven safe and effective, could become aContinue reading “Pritelivir: Clinical Trial Recruiting for resistant Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in immune compromised Patients”

Call for Herpes Advocates: Rally for a cure with us!

Want to rally for a cure with us? Why isn’t there a herpes cure or even a diagnostic test that works? Why have there been no treatment improvements in 40 years? Where there is a will, there is a way. When we organize, we make change happen. Join for our monthly advocacy status meeting andContinue reading “Call for Herpes Advocates: Rally for a cure with us!”