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Is There A Herpes Vaccine? Is There A Cure For Herpes?

Women are always asking me if I think that there will be a herpes vaccine in the near future. From everything I have read, the clinical trials have not proved to be real promising. With that said, I just came across an article today entitled, “Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine”, based on research featured in Nature. 

 Now they have discovered a specialized skin cell that secrets a protein, which kills the herpes virus. It appears that this skin cell is only found in individuals infected with HSV-2. What I find most fascinating is the fact that we are constantly learning how intricate and intelligent our bodies are at defending foreign invaders, like herpes. This is why your Immune System is the BEST defense against herpes. If you give your body the proper nutrients and environment to thrive, you can keep herpes at bay.

If there isn’t a herpes vaccine yet, is there a CURE for herpes? No, but there are ways to manage and treat it.  Advances in research like the one in this article, hold the keys to developing a better understanding of how herpes interacts with the immune system. Whether you are hoping for a vaccine or not, this is a very interesting read. The human body and all of it’s micro-environments and systems simply amaze me. What are your thoughts on a herpes vaccine?

Live. Love. Thrive.

Dr. Kelly Amazon Best-selling author of Live, Love and Thrive with Herpes: A Holistic Guide For Women www.PinkTent.com    

A Vaccine For Genital Herpes

Is There A Vaccine For Genital Herpes?

vaccinesI am frequently asked if there is a vaccine for genital herpes. Currently, there is no vaccine for HSV 1 or 2. Some may have heard of a vaccine that was in the works, but it appears it was not effective in curing herpes.

According to the study, the new vaccine was somewhat effective against HSV-1, but did not prevent infection with HSV-2.

“Earlier studies of the vaccine were promising, but the new report shows that an experimental genital herpes shot was only mildly effective against herpes type 1 (HSV-1) — which commonly causes cold sores and sometimes genital herpes — and not effective at all against herpes type 2 (HSV-2), the most common cause of genital herpes.” 

Read more about the progress of the vaccine here:  http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=153309