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Vaccination Against Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Fails Major Clinical Trial

Researchers said on Thursday that an experimental vaccine to protect women from genital herpes disease had failed in a Phase III trial. GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactured the candidate, said it is abandoning its work on the Simplirix vaccine. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Joyner-Kersee Supports University's Efforts to Create Herpes Vaccine

Five-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee has joined researchers at Saint Louis University to lend support to their efforts to eradicate genital herpes. Joyner-Kersee said she thinks efforts to educate about the disease and to create a vaccine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Vaccine for Women Being Tested

About 7,500 women are being recruited at sites across the country to participate in the Herpevac Trial for Women. "It is an important area because one out of four women in the [United States] develop genital herpes," as do one out of five males,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Herpes Zoster Vaccine

I have just turned 60 . My cd4 is 1150 , 48%. I have an undetectable viral load. Should I recieve the vaccine for Herpes Zoster or is it contridicted because I am HIV positive...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, you should get the vaccine. A recently completed placebo controlled study in people with HIV infection and CD4 counts >200, demonstrated that the vaccine was safe and antibody titers increased significantly in those who received the real... Read more »

Herpes Zoster -- Treatment Length & Vaccination

Dear SirI am 57 years,diagnosed HIV+ five years ago with CD4 105 and VL over half million. Current regime is Kivexa+Prezista+Norvir. Three weeks ago got my latest three-month test results : CD4 654(30%) and VL Undetectable.A few days ago was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Trevor,I am sorry about the shingles, hope you heal up quickly.There is no evidence that treating beyond when the lesions are crusted over would add any benefit. It is true that peolpe with immune system problems can have more severe disease with... Read more »

Zoster vaccine for 60+ year olds

Hi, Dr. Bob - wondered if and when we aging HIV+ folks can get the zoster vaccine. All my HIV_ friends are getting it these days, and I am keen to avoid this nasty disease if possible. Any studies or info out yet? Thanks - Bob, MD (Paris)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Bob,Live virus or live bacteria vaccines, with the exception of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) should never be given to individuals with HIV infection. Live vaccines include BCG, oral polio vaccine, oral typhoid vaccine (ty21a), Varicella-zoster... Read more »

VARICELLA VACCINE

DR. HOLODNIY,THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWER REGARDING THE FLU SHOT POSTED JAN 11, 2003. REGARDING MY VARICELLA STATUS I AM TESTED NEGATIVE FOR VARICELLA ANTIBODIES. AGAIN MY LATEST VIRAL LOAD IS 987 AND CD4 IS 377, AS YOU MENTIONED THAT MY IMMUNE SYSTEM IS...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Varicella vaccine is contraindicated in AIDS patients, but not asymptomatic HIV infected patients. It can be given to people with your CD4 counts. People usually experience flu-like symptoms and local swelling around the injection site.... Read more »
Connect With Others

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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vaccine

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone enrolled in the mercke vaccine study for the chronically infected?

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GMAN VACCINE

Posted by Anonymous
I saw a post earlier about a post you made about a very promising vaccine projected to come out soon, but due to slight funding is was being delayed.

Why is this one so promising??

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Vaccine Trials

Posted by squanderer, 1 Reply
http://chi.ucsf.edu/vaccine/vaccines?page=vc-03-00#S1X

Looks like Merck, has a vaccine in Phase II trials.

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