Chemical Engineers Still Working on a Herpes Insert

Still just trying to cover the parts with a condom, and realizing how much is just not covered. A common worry is just how to best protect against STDs. Out of Johns Hopkins in 1996 some chemical engineers began working in 1996 on a vaginal treatment for herpes. Current methods for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) prophylaxis, which can be disruptive and inconvenient,  not to say, much less than 100% effective, must be used before each act of sexual intercourse, so a method that provides protection over the days, or at least many episodes of sex, hs been a goal. The Hopkins enginers began testing their theory in the mouse labs. Their mouse model of vaginally-transmitted herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) infection, using disks to release antibodies to an important part of the herpes type 2 virus itself, specifically an antibody to HSV-2 (III-174). These disks are now in development for humans, and may be the future of protection!


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