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!
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:
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 www.CKRAresearch.com.
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!!
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: