Help HCA ask for Federal Funding for Treatment and Prevention of HSV!

The landscape for Herpes treatment and prevention is, while the are glimmers of hope, very ugly. There are no public health interventions to stop transmission and no accurate test to diagnose asymptomatic infection. The treatment pipeline is slim, improving – yet slim. And NIH is investing less than 10 million a year in clinical researchContinue reading “Help HCA ask for Federal Funding for Treatment and Prevention of HSV!”

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”

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”

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!”