NEW Clinical Trial for HSV-2 Vaccine Needs Volunteers

Clinicial Trials for a HSV2 vaccine

Central Kentucky Research Associates in Lexington, KY is now enrolling volunteers for a clinical research trial of an investigational therapeutic vaccine for HSV-2

UPDATED 8/29/2016

If you live in or around Lexington, KY and want to take part of a clinical research trial for a HSV-2 vaccine, there are spots available!  Greta BonDurant from Central Kentucky Research Associates just reached out to us to get volunteers for their new trial.  Of, course, we are always happy to help.

Here is her email:

I am writing to let you know that Central Kentucky Research Associates in Lexington, KY is now enrolling volunteers for a clinical research trial of an investigational therapeutic vaccine for HSV-2.

We are looking for people between the ages of 18 and 50 who have had HSV-2 for at least 1 year and who have had between 4 and 9 recurrences over the past 12 months to participate. We wanted to reach out to the support groups in this area to make them aware of the study, so any help you can offer in terms of spreading the word about this important study to your members would be greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions or would like some more information, I can be reached at 859-264-8999 or at the email address provided.

Thank you in advance for your time!
Greta BonDurant

We asked her for a website because these pages get a lot of traffic and didn’t want her phone to go crazy.  She replied, quickly:

Hi Dex,

The study has not yet been posted to our website … we are waiting for approval from the IRB (Institutional Review Board).  However, we should be getting approval within the next couple of days and I will post it to our site as soon as possible thereafter.  Nevertheless, we are in the process of prescreening patients, so anyone who is interested can contact us at 859-264-8999.  We will be happy to explain the study in detail and answer any questions potential participants may have.  For your reference, our website is

We are looking for as many participants as possible, so again, any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!  We would LOVE our phone to go crazy!!

Thanks Dex!

Greta BonDurant
Director of Marketing and Patient Recruitment
3475 Richmond Rd., 3rd Floor
Lexington, KY  40509

So, if you live in or around the area or know someone with herpes who does and wants to be part of this clinical trial, please get in touch with Greta.

What you are reading is all the information we have so you will have to contact them for any additional details.

Now, before anyone gets all excited, this clinical trial does not mention a cure for herpes.  If a vaccine is developed, that would be almost as good.  The good news is that we are seeing more trials for herpes being conducted.  This is a good thing and we would like to think they are getting one step closer to a cure.  These trials rely heavily on volunteers so if you live nearby, consider helping them out.

If you find out more, drop us an email so we can let others know!

In the meantime, keep your chins up and live well!



UPDATE: The webpage is up for Central Kentucky Research Associates where you can sign up for their clinical trial for herpes (Genital, HSV2) vaccine.

You can fill out the inquiry here:

Herpes Simplex Virus Type II (Genital Herpes)


13 comments… add one
  • Yaremi

    November 21, 2016, 9:30 am

    I’m 26 years old, I was diagnosed with HSV-2 at age of 22. I get outbreaks every 2 months. I do not take any medication for it, never had. I would like to volunteer. I live in Miami, FL, but I’m willing to travel to Kentucky. A lot of people get over the fact they have the virus and live happy, but that’s not my case. This virus has ruined my life.

  • Dex

    November 21, 2016, 7:17 pm

    Hi Yaremi!

    Hopefully, they are getting a good supply of volunteers. On a side note, if you have had herpes for 4 years and are getting an outbreak every two months then you may want to consult a doctor for a prescription for an antiviral to help fight them off. The first year is usually the worst but the OBs generally subside over time.

  • Alan Brown

    June 14, 2017, 5:53 am

    I Need Help!!

  • Dex

    June 14, 2017, 12:48 pm

    Hi Alan!

    How can we help?

  • Alan Brown

    June 14, 2017, 2:53 pm

    Yes I am interested in the Program, but I live in Chicago Illinois. Would you All have clinics out here? I Need Help! I can be Reached at.

    Alan Brown
    Thank You

  • Dex

    June 14, 2017, 4:23 pm

    Hi Alan,
    Check our post HERE. They are at UIC in Chicago. They may still be looking for volunteers.

  • Alan Brown

    June 14, 2017, 8:36 pm

    Oh okay, Great I’m going to give them A Call first thing in the morning. Hopefully there are still some openings. U just give Me Hope. Thank U! Have A Good Night.

  • Dex

    June 15, 2017, 11:09 am

    Glad we could help!

  • Sam

    July 19, 2017, 2:28 pm

    Living With Hsv 2 last 25 years ago

  • Dex

    July 20, 2017, 10:58 am

    Hi Sam!
    It is so much easier living with herpes today than it was 25 years ago, especially with the internet. Hopefully, it won’t be another 25 years for a cure or vaccine.

  • Tara Lynn Hickman

    October 24, 2017, 6:40 am


  • Kimberly

    October 27, 2017, 1:01 pm

    I have Hsv1 and Hsv2 it has ruined my life I’m 40 I have had it since 15 I need some help I’m tired of living with this terrible disease my outbreaks are so bad and frequent I live in Alabama

  • Dex

    October 27, 2017, 6:09 pm

    Hi Kimberly!

    Are you taking any antiviral meds? They should help control your outbreaks if your body’s immune system cannot do it on its own.

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