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Result of the Case Review of the Trial of David Golding

“The conviction was sound” said the judges at the Case Review, requested by the Crown Prosecution Service. Read our press release, May 2014 and our blog.

This is the only case that has ever reached court, regarding herpes.  It happened only because neither David nor his lawyer did anything to find out about herpes.  David just went to court and pleaded guilty. There was no trial, therefore this cannot be said to create a precedent.  Read more about this in the article by Nigel Scott.

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Vaccine Trial in London

In December 2012, the Amgen PR lady informed us that their report re the phase I Immunovex vaccine trial was not ready for publication. However she assured us that Amgen is committed to following pharma’s guidelines which say that the results of every trial involving volunteers (42 in this case) must be made public. This vaccine was created by the Biovex company, and Amgen has bought Biovex. Phase I is the safety stage – and, so far, the vaccine has proved safe. So it will be a commercial decision as to whether a phase II trial is undertaken. The hope is that this jab could prevent genital herpes in those as yet uninfected and also act as a treatment for people who are getting too many genital herpse outbreaks.
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Our Own Wikipedia Page


The history of the HVA – why and how we started up – a bit about the creation of the stigma – you can see it on the Herpes Viruses Association Wikipedia page now! It needs someone to go in and ‘edit’ into the text all the links to other pages of Wiki.  Whilst creating this page, it became obvious that we could add a lot more about how the stigma was invented on the regular herpes simplex page.