My name is Rich, and I have herpes. Yes, it's true, but honestly, I'm no different than billions of other people on the planet who already have herpes except I suffered from it in some of the worst ways possible. I have HSV type 2, but this type was not confined to just one area of my body. For over 28 years, I was experiencing regular outbreaks on the side of my face, above my left eye, and on my genitals. There were many times I was unable to take antivirals because of the intense side effects, and sometimes they were ineffective at stopping the outbreaks from occurring. There were even some moments of severe pain when I contemplated suicide.
That was until 2016, when I was very fortunate to take part in an experimental vaccine trial for a herpes immuno-therapy vaccine called Theravax. (Created by Rational Vaccines/Dr. Halford now called RVX201). After the immuno-therapy of three shots (and months later), I went a full 15 months with no issues, two minor outbreaks in 2018 (July and Sept), followed by 10 months of being symptom free—the first time in my life after being exposed to the virus.
On a side note, other people from the trial also benefited from this treatment as well. This is why I wrote a book about my personal experience and why I started the campaign to help Rational Vaccines get this treatment out to the people who need it. (Pending approval and FDA trials) People need to know about this! Right